Limited Scar Facelift vs. Full Incision Facelift

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I will always choose the least invasive, least amount of incision procedure to produce the best results.  That being said, I will not compromise the result for the former or for the latter.  For a patient that needs facial rejuvenation due to soft tissue descent but does not have alot of loose skin or loose skin mainly confined to the upper one-third of the face and jowls, I may offer a limited scar facelift or a mini-facelift to accomplish the goals necessary to achieve excellent results. This may include a SMASectomy or SMAS Plication or even a High SMAS elevation. If the patient has too much loose skin and needs more redraping then a full incision facelift may be necessary combined with a neck lift procedure. No two patients are exactly the same, no two patients have the exact same anatomy,  and this is why each patient  may be  have a different surgical plan.

Steven Wallach MD

Steven Wallach MD

Dr. Wallach is a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City who specializes in performing cosmetic procedures of the face, breast and body. As one of the cutting edge experts in the field, Dr. Wallach consults on a regular basis with people in the beauty, media, and publishing worlds.

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