Question: I’m interested in getting a facelift but I’m worried about the scar. Is there anything that I can do after my surgery to minimize the appearance of the scar and help it heal as well as possible?
Answer: Whenever a surgical procedure is performed, a scar will be formed. The goal of any rhytidectomy or Toronto facelift surgery is to make sure that the placement of the scars is such as to minimize the final appearance of the scar. The technique of closing the incision is also very important to making sure that the scar heals as well as possible. Once the surgeon has done his task, it is important for the patient to make sure that the area of the scar is kept clean and to avoid intense sunlight in these areas until the scars are all well healed. These things will also all help in the healing process.