Short-Scar Facelift

Short-Scar Facelift in Vancouver | Dr. Eric Pugash Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery

Who doesn’t want to age gracefully? Everyone wants to remain attractive, no matter their age. It is possible to reduce the effects of aging to allow you to enjoy a smoother skin surface and to look and feel younger. Fortunately, advancements in aesthetic surgery can allow both men and women to reverse the effects of the passing years and look young and vibrant again.

We recommend to many Vancouver patients a traditional facelift to rejuvenate their youthful appearance. But for younger people with fewer age-related changes, this approach may be more than they need. A short-scar facelift may be appropriate for patients who want pleasing results even when their hair is worn up. They want little evidence of surgery, with an outcome that allows them to age with charm and elegance.

If you would like more information as to which facelift procedure would suit your needs best, schedule an in-office consultation with Dr. Eric Pugash to learn how to maintain your youthful beauty.

To book an appointment and begin your aesthetic transformation journey, contact us today!

 

Short-Scar Facelift Advantages

The short-scar facelift is an innovative operation that delivers many of the benefits of a traditional facelift, but with less visible scarring. Typically, facelift scars extend behind each ear and into the hairline. Dr. Pugash does the operation through an incision in front of the ear, part of which actually is hidden inside the ear. This approach eliminates the scars behind the ear  – allowing women to wear their hair up in a ponytail or elegant bun without any revealing signs of surgery. Also known as the ponytail facelift, it produces excellent results for our facelift patients in Vancouver and beyond.

The short-scar facelift is a shorter operation and may take less time to recover from than a traditional facelift.

Facial – Short Scar Facelift

Patient 3: Upper eye lift, short scar facelift and chin augmentation.
Patient 3: Upper eye lift, short-scar facelift and chin augmentation.

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Short-scar facelift is an ideal procedure for younger women in their 40s, 50s and early 60s with less marked age-related changes. The standard or classic facelift leaves fine scars in front of the ear as well as behind. The short-scar facelift leaves no scars behind the ear. This also makes it especially appropriate for younger women who may wish to wear their hair up. The short-scar facelift produces pleasing rejuvenation while leaving behind little evidence of surgery. During your in-office consultation, Dr. Pugash will advise you whether you are a Vancouver short scar facelift candidate.

Dr. Eric Pugash is pleased to be regarded among prominent plastic surgeons patients consult about leading-edge facial surgery procedures. Over the years, he has helped numerous brow lift, short scar facelift and traditional facelift patients realize their dreams of a more youthful face. Other individuals Dr. Pugash often treats include eyelid surgery, facial implants and ear surgery patients.

 

Who Are Short-Scar Facelift Candidates?

A short-scar facelift is an ideal procedure for younger women in their 40s and 50s with less marked age-related changes. The shorter scar makes it especially appropriate for younger women who may wish to wear their hair up following surgery. This facelift produces pleasing rejuvenation while leaving behind little evidence of surgery. During your in-office consultation, Dr. Pugash will advise you if a short scar facelift is best for you.

Dr. Pugash is pleased to have earned a place among prominent plastic surgeons whom patients consult about leading-edge facial surgery procedures. Over the years, he has helped numerous brow lift, short-scar facelift, and traditional facelift patients realize their dreams of a more youthful face. Complementary procedures that Dr. Pugash offers include eyelid surgery, facial implants, and ear surgery (otoplasty).

Here are some cosmetic concerns patients can correct with a short-scar facelift:

  • They want to improve the appearance of their cheeks or neck
  • Although they feel young and vibrant, they don’t like how their looks have changed
  • They think they are beginning to look like their father or mother
  • They are not happy with a sagging neck or “turkey wattle” in the throat area

 

The Short-Scar Facelift Procedure

As the name suggests, the operation uses shorter incisions – about one-third of the length of a typical facelift incision – and is less invasive than a traditional facelift. Dr. Pugash may employ liposuction to remove excess fat from the neck. In cases where the face is hollow, he may recommend adding youthful fullness by injecting fat from elsewhere in the body. Next, he elevates the facial skin and removes the excess. The facial muscles are tightened to produce a sleek, elegant neck to frame your facial beauty.

Dr. Pugash performs the procedure using a local anesthetic with twilight sleep, instead of general anesthesia, reducing the risk. This surgery is also shorter than the full facelift procedure, lasting several hours less than the four to six for the traditional facelift.

 

Short-Scar Facelift Recovery

The recovery period may be shorter than for the traditional facelift — lasting two to three weeks instead of three to four. Most patients return to work after three weeks. As with all surgery, patients must be taken home by a responsible adult. Also, patients should plan not to drive for about a week after surgery. Here’s the timeline for a typical recovery.

  • First day after surgery: Attend an appointment to remove your bandages and inspect the wounds.
  • After three or four days: Expect some bruising and swelling while you rest comfortably at home.
  • After one week: Within a week of your surgery date, around 60% of the swelling and bruising should subside. We will schedule a follow-up visit to check your progress and determine if you should stop any pain medication. Once you are no longer taking prescription pain medication, you can resume driving.
  • After 10 days to two weeks: Most of your bruising and swelling should have subsided, and your results will begin to become visible. You can wear makeup to cover any bruising, and you can start resuming more of your daily routine. We will see you two weeks after surgery.

We will schedule additional follow-up appointments at one month, three months, six months, and one year.

 

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Because of the advancements of plastic surgery and the professional approach of Dr. Pugash, you have options when it comes to facial rejuvenation. To learn how you can age gracefully and maintain your beauty no matter how old you are, contact us today to schedule your consultation. You deserve to look your best.

To book an appointment and begin your aesthetic transformation journey, contact us today!

 

Short-Scar Facelift FAQs

How Long Will My Short-Scar Facelift Results Last?

While results vary slightly from patient to patient, expect your results to last five to 10 years.

Is a Short-Scar Facelift Painful?

Although there may be some discomfort, the operation is highly tolerable with a shorter recovery time than the traditional facelift.

Compared to a Traditional Facelift, Is a Short-Scar Facelift Less Expensive?

Because the incisions are shorter and the procedure takes less time to complete, the short-scar facelift costs less than a traditional facelift. Costs also vary from patient to patient; you’ll receive an estimate during your consultation.

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To book an appointment and begin your aesthetic transformation journey, call Dr. Pugash’s plastic surgery Vancouver offices.

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