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Ask An Expert > Brent Moelleken Message Board > Are incisions from temple to eyes acceptable procedure in a facelift? Was done to me and had not been advised might be a possibility.
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Are incisions from temple to eyes acceptable procedure in a facelift? Was done to me and had not been advised might be a possibility.
My surgeon cut me across temple to eye corners instead of in hairline due to too much excess skin in face. I am very upset. Will it heal properly?

Plastic surgeon
vienna, VA
United States
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  January 21, 2011 4:47 PM

Sorry for your situation. For me it is not acceptable . I hope that you have thin skin which help for a nice scar healing over time.

Plastic surgeon
Tijuana, Mexico
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  January 21, 2011 5:40 PM

The scar may heal very well. The location of the scar is not artistically aceptable, as it goes trough an area that is very visible, and the scar cannot be hide, it is more aceptable to place the scar along the hairline, where it shows less and much more easiy to cover.

Plastic surgeon
Beverly Hills, CA
United States
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Large lateral oeriorbital incisions  January 24, 2011 10:03 AM

Usually we reduce extra lateral periorbital skin with a lateral browlift. You may have had unusual circumstances which necessitated that incision, we cannot judge without being there. I have had to make that incision a few times in my lifetime in revisional cases of severe cutis laxa (exgtreme laxity of the skin). The goal now the incision is made is to make the scar heal as well as possible. Creams, sun avoidance and lasers are all things to talk to your plastic surgeon about.

Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  January 24, 2011 1:21 PM

Sounds unusual but a posted photo could help in advising you. From MIAMI Dr. darryl j. Blinski

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sacramento, CA
United States
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Lateral temple incision in facelift  January 25, 2011 12:14 PM

What you are describing is an approach that has been reported in the south american plastic surgery literature but rarely done here. Under unusual circumstances, one of which is lateral splaying and tightening of the orbicularis muscle, it maybe reasonable but should have been discussed prior to surgery. Eventually the scar will fade and you'll barely notice it. Chin up.



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