Face Lift Incisions & Scars

The facelift incision is carefully planned to be hidden in the ear canal, behind the ear and in the hairline. When properly placed the incisions are almost imperceptible in most patients. No hair is required to be shaved and this is a common misconception. The incisions are closed with very fine sutures that will dissolve by themselves. The incision in the hairline behind the ear is usually closed with small surgical staples as these are more gentle to the hair follicles than sutures.

Facelift incision for small facelift (weekend facelift) Richmond VA
Facelift incision for medium (mini facelift) and larger (comprehensive facelift) Richmond VA

The picture on the left shows the short scar incision used with the small or weekend facelift. The picture on the right shows the incision pattern utilized with the medium (mini-lift) and comprehensive (larger) facelift.

Facelift incisions three weeks after surgery, Richmond VA

This image shows a typical facelift scar three (3) weeks after surgery.

The image gallery shows healed facelift incisions after surgery. Results will vary from patient to patient depending on how the patient heals. This area generally heals extremely well and Dr. Niamtu takes great care in incision planning to insure the most esthetic results.

The above patient is shown 90 days after facelift with the hidden and healed incisions.


The above picture shows incisions on a female  patient 8 weeks after facelift.

Healed facelift incision, Richmond VA


The pictures above show healed facelift incisions performed by Dr. Niamtu