During a facelift procedure, Dr. Svehlak and Dr. Yamini make incisions that balance their access to tissues for repositioning with a desire for minimal scarring. Extreme care goes into the location of the incisions, ensuring each one is placed so it will be well-hidden and least detectable. Other highly advanced techniques are used to make sure earlobes appear natural, and the “done” look is avoided. Facelift incisions are typically made in the hairline and behind the ears.

The surgery may involve the removal of a small amount of fat with liposuction and the repositioning of remaining fat to create ideal contours. The skin will then be repositioned over the new contours. While the doctors work to tighten away any sagging, they also take great care to re-drape the skin without tension. This helps achieve the least detectable scar possible and maintains the earlobe in its normal anatomic position (a shifted earlobe can be a telltale sign of a poorly done facelift). During our facelift surgery, care is also taken in the hairline area behind the ear to look very natural once healed.