This section of the forum is dedicated to discussions on various surgical techniques for facial rejuvenation, including fat transfer/fat grafting, browlift, blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery), facelift, etc. Also, this category includes questions on hand rejuvenation via fat grafting. (Of note, Dr. Lam does not perform body rejuvenation except for hand fat grafting)
Hi Dr. Lam, I'm 56 y.o. and 15 years ago (I was 41) I had a FULL facelift, neck lift, and eyelid lift. Would a second surgery make my hairline even more scarce? Plus, I have the scars behind my ears into my hairline - would you be able to use those same areas to cut? Also, my ears are asymmetrical; one is about 1/2 inch higher than the other so my earrings hang unevenly. Would you be able to fix that during a facelift? Thank you.
none of my facelifts remove hair and my incisions don't even go into the hairline at all. they are about a 1/3 of the length of traditional facelift incisions. i also transplant hairs into the lost hair area for those who had facelifts done elsewhere but i do not do that the same day. i would separate that out by a few months if possible. i would most likely use the same incisions (but again nowhere near the length of what you had done). fixing asymmetric ears is not easy to do. i would have to see it but i would most likely tell you i would probably not be able to fix that, as it is near impossible to do. best, sml
Samuel M. Lam, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Diplomate, American Board of Facial Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Otolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery
Diplomate, American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery