Question: I’m 57 years old and I’ve noticed heaviness around my lower face the skin sagging around my jaw line. I would like a facelift but I have slightly receding hairline. Is it possible to have a facelift with a receding hairline? I don’t want noticeable scars.
Answer: Facial rejuvenation techniques have advanced where the incisions are placed so that the scarring is very minimal. It is possible to have a facelifting procedure with a receding hairline. It is impossible to guarantee that the scars will not be visible after any surgical procedure; where the incision was made a scar is formed. The goal of the facial plastic surgeon is to ensure that the scar is as concealed and as close to invisible as possible based on the techniques and the skin type of the patient and the location of the scar. The best approach is to see an experienced surgeon and to go over your options and at that point you can make an informed decision as to the best approach for you to obtain your aesthetic goals.