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After having a facelift, what is the likelihood that skin necrosis will cause permanent scarring? The area affected is about 1/2 inch wide and about 1 1/4 inches long, just in front of the ear.
Full-thickness injuries, or necrosis, following a facelift are not common in non-smokers or unless there was an untreated expanding hematoma. Your plastic surgeon can help reassure you as to the depth of injury. Expectant, conservative management is usually best. Scar maturation can take some time (greater than one year). A superficial injury, however, can heal very well. Hopefully you are a non-smoker. If you do smoke, please stop.