You’ve decided you want to have a facelift. But, you understandably don’t want to advertise the fact you’ve had work done by having telltale scars visible to everyone you see. Is this even a concern with today’s modern surgical techniques?
When you’re working with Wichita female plastic surgeon Dr. Voge, the answer is, “No.” A skilled surgeon with an artistic eye, Dr. Voge knows just how to cleverly disguise your facelift scars.
The Facelift Scar for Addressing Your Mid to Lower Face
The first scar you’ll receive for your procedure will be made in your hairline. The incision will start above your ear, go around it, and end below your ear. Because the incision is made in your hairline, when it heals your scar will be hidden in your hair.
While this initial incision is long, it is very important. It gives Wichita plastic surgeon Dr. Voge access to the underlying facial structure of your mid to lower face. This allows her to:
- Tighten up loose skin that has started to sag
- Eliminate wrinkles
- Fill out sunken or hollowed out cheeks
The Facelift Scar for Addressing Jowls and Sagging Neck Skin
If you have loose jowls around the bottom of your chin, or sagging or wrinkly neck skin, Dr. Voge will need to make a second incision. This time, the incision will be made underneath your chin. While not disguised by your hairline, it is in an inconspicuous place that people will only see if you choose to show them, or are lifting your head all the way up.
This incision is important for many Wichita patients. You see, a facelift doesn’t just address your face, but jowls and your neck, too. If you’ve got sagging skin at the bottom of your chin or skin around your neck that sags or is wrinkled, this incision underneath your chin will give Dr. Voge the ability to address these problem areas.
Following Doctor’s Orders For the Best Healing and Most Minimal Scarring Possible
We wouldn’t be doing our job if we didn’t tell you how important it is to follow Dr. Voge’s orders after your surgery, to ensure you heal promptly and properly, and that your scarring is as minimal as possible. * After your surgery, you should:
- Wear your surgical dressing until you’ve been told you may take it off
- Get plenty of rest
- Drink lots of water
- Don’t wash your face or hair until Dr. Voge says you can
- Avoid all nicotine products, which constrict blood vessels and blood flow and can make your healing process longer
Scheduling an Initial Consultation With Dr. Voge
To take the first step on your surgery journey, call Dr. Voge today at Wichita’s Plastic Surgical Specialists at (316) 263-0234.
During your first appointment with Dr. Voge, she will:
- Listen to your concerns and desired results
- Explain the procedure to you in full detail
- Answer any questions you may have
- Perform a facial and neck examination
- Take your full medical history to screen you for surgery eligibility
Get ready to turn back the hands of time! Call Dr. Voge’s Wichita office today!
*Individual results may vary.