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Does A Facelift Affect Your Hairline?

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Facelift is a popular cosmetic surgery that helps improve the signs of ageing in the face and neck. One common concern among individuals considering a facelift is whether the procedure will have any impact on their hairline. 

In this blog, Artiste Plastic Surgery will explore the relationship between a facelift and the hairline, addressing common questions and providing relevant information to help you make an informed decision.

How does facelift work?

A facelift, also known as rhytidectomy, is a surgical procedure aimed at addressing sagging skin, wrinkles, and other signs of ageing. During the procedure, incisions are made in discrete locations, typically around the ears and sometimes extending into the hairline. The surgeon then lifts and tightens the underlying tissues, removes excess skin, and repositions it to achieve a more youthful appearance.

Hairline Considerations

One of the signs of a successful facelift surgery suggests that it should not directly impact the position of the hairline. That’s why it’s essential to communicate openly with your surgeon about any concerns related to the hairline during pre-surgical consultations. Some of the considerations include:

Incision Placement: The placement of the incisions during a facelift is carefully planned by the surgeon to minimise visible scarring. Incisions are typically hidden within the natural creases and contours of the face, including around the ears and within the hairline. The specific placement may vary depending on the individual’s unique anatomy and the extent of the procedure.

Hairline Position: A well-performed facelift should not significantly alter the position of the hairline. The goal is to lift and tighten the underlying tissues without affecting the hairline’s natural placement. 

Hair Loss: It is essential to note that a facelift itself does not cause hair loss. However, temporary hair thinning or shedding may occur around the incision sites due to the trauma of surgery and the healing process. This is typically temporary and resolves as the scalp heals. If you have concerns about potential hair loss, discuss them with your surgeon before the procedure.

Choosing an Experienced Surgeon in Sydney

To minimise the potential impact of facelift surgery on your hairline and achieve optimal results, it is crucial to choose an experienced and skilled facial plastic surgeon. A qualified surgeon, such as Dr Jack Zoumaras, has a comprehensive understanding of facial anatomy and will carefully plan the incision placement to ensure minimal disruption to the hairline. Book a consultation today.

Disclaimer: At Artiste Plastic Surgery, our Plastic Surgeons led by Dr Jack Zoumaras have been trained to the highest possible degree. All surgery has risks and it is always advised to get a second opinion. Risks are very real and we cannot guarantee any result. Results are illustrated as a guide only. All risks are managed and any need for revision surgery or complications (1-5%) can be managed by our specialist plastic surgeons.

Any statements on how you will feel is based on Level V Evidence:

Level V:  How you will feel after plastic surgery varies between individuals, depending on psychological and physical factors. Our internal research is based on how patients in our practice feel after surgery.

The blogs are not a substitute for a medical consultation and do not form as part of the doctor to patient relationship.


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