Question: I started losing my hair around age 30 and now that I am 53 years old, male, I was hoping to have facelift. How much scarring is involved in a facelift? Will it be more noticeable since I do not have hair to cover up the scarring?
Answer: This is a very common concern among males with male-pattern baldness who want to have some facial rejuvenation procedures. The good news is there are a lot of techniques available to place the incisions to make them as inconspicuous as possible. It is very important that the patient understand that whenever you make an incision in the skin, there will be a scar. The goal of the plastic surgeon is to make sure that the scar is as small and inconspicuous as possible.