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Are there any new techniques for a facelift with necklift for men with bald or shaven heads?

Q:

Since I am bald and shave my head's remaining hair, I have been told that it is not advisable to perform facelift/neck lift since scars will be noticeable.  Can the huge population of men in the same situation look forward to new techniques in plastic surgery that will address this issue?

A:

Although in facelifts and neck lifts we try and put scars where they are all but invisible, without hair or a beard it is impossible to hide all the scars and still get any significant improvement in the face and neck.  Probably the most reasonable method is a modification of the MACS Lift. Since this pulls almost straight up, there is minimal scar behind the ear (absolutely necessary in other methods) and the scar in the temple is small.  However, this latter scar is still necessary to elevate the face and neck.  It does, however, usually heal quite well.  Only you can decide if this is acceptable.

A:

Facelift incisions can be tailored to the type of facelift and the extent of the facelift.

You have to accept the fact that there will be scars after surgery. There are no guarantees or warrantees to the scars.

Traditional facelifts include the neck lift and will have a scar in front of the ear.  It can be wavy to hide it then behind the ear and back into the hair line.  There also might be a scar under the chin, to complete the work on the neck. The scar in front of the ear may be extended above the ear or extended in the side burn.

If the aging process allows for a mid face lift only, then an endoscopic mid facelift can be contemplated, understanding the limitation of such surgery.

On the other hand, a mid face and jowls improvement can be achieved with a Mini facelift or MACS facelift which require a scar in front of the ear and the back of the ear.

Understand each of the surgeries, what they can and cannot do and the risks involved, then choose the procedure and scar you want.

A:

Male Facelifts – In patients who are bald the key is to hide the scar in the natural skin creases in the ear to help reposition the patient’s upper cheek and lower neck area while minimizing the scar which will be perceptible for several months only.

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