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How much scarring is there after a facelift?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
The customary facelift is associated with scarring from the preauricular area (in front of the ears) extending into the posterior hairline. Usually these scars are well hidden in both the crease lines and the hairlines.

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