Question: I’m interested in a neck lift. I am assuming that some skin would be removed so there must be scars. Do the scars for this procedure, or any facial surgery, often need to be refined later?
Answer: Whenever an incision is made a scar will form. The goal of facial plastic surgery in Toronto is to make sure the scar is placed in an inconspicuous location and the technique of closing the scars is as favorable as possible to make sure scar is very, very fine and as invisible as possible. However, it is impossible to perform surgical incisions without a scar. Occasionally, despite the best techniques of an experienced and knowledgeable surgeon, the scar may not heal the way that the patient would like or the surgeon would like. This would happen in a very small group of patients. If this does happen, an experienced surgeon will perform a scar revision procedure to reorient or change the scar to ensure that the incision looks quite a bit better than it did before the surgery. In addition, certain medications may be injected into the region of the scar to help gain a more favorable scar revision in Toronto. It is very important in scars in the head and neck region to make sure the surgeon is skilled and knowledgeable in where to place the scar to get the best result.