What Will My Scars Look Like After Facelift Surgery?

Courtney Martin
January 10, 2024
Facelift Scars Ottawa Plastic Surgeon New Age

If you are considering a facelift, you’re likely wondering about the placement and visibility of scars after surgery. It’s a valid consideration, as the procedure involves a few incisions. The good news is that facelift scars can be well-hidden if you follow Dr. MacArthur’s post-operative care instructions.

Understanding Facelift Scars: What You Need to Know:

Facelift surgery revitalizes the face and neck by surgically removing sagging skin and tightening the underlying tissues. Incisions are essential to access and improve the placement of facial tissues.

Incision Placement:

During surgery, Dr. MacArthur creates hidden facelift incisions along the hairline and around the natural contours of the ear. The placement and length of the incisions depend on the extent of the surgery and the specific surgical techniques required to achieve your desired aesthetic results.


Scars are often red and somewhat raised immediately after surgery. They fade and become less noticeable with time and a proper skin care regimen. The final results of your facelift scars will be apparent approximately one year after surgery. Factors that influence how your scars will heal include:

  • Skin Type
  • Skin Color
  • Genetics
  • Age
  • Lifestyle (smoking, alcohol, sun exposure)
  • Medical Grade Skincare (products & treatments recommended by Dr. MacArthur)

Post-operative Care Instructions:

Following Dr. MacArthur’s post-operative care instructions is essential for minimizing scars. Avoid strenuous activities, rest upright, and refrain from smoking. You will get specific aftercare instructions before surgery.

Choosing the Right Plastic Surgeon:

Selecting a talented and experienced plastic surgeon specializing in facelift surgery is vital for optimal results with minimal scarring.

Dr. MacArthur is known for extensive experience and beautiful facelift surgery results.

If you have a preferred surgery date, do not wait until it’s too late

New Age Medical Aesthetics & Plastic Surgery is a very active aesthetic practice. If you have a preferred surgery date, do not wait until it’s too late. Call (613) 595-1880 to reserve your consultation. Our Patient Coordinators are happy to help you.

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