How many stitches are required when doing a facelift

It really depends on the type of nullyou do.  When you do a traditional facelift with an incision that goes in front of the ear and extends all the way to the back of the ear and down the hairline, you will receive 20-30 stiches or more.  If the lift you do is a minimal one and your incision only is located in front of the ear you may receive 10-15.

In general, you should expect 1-3 stiches for each cm of incision that you receive.  Sometimes doing too many can create scarring and doing more on the lesser side may also create scarring. And the type of suture you use can also make a difference. You definitely want to go to a surgeon with a lot of experience.

Dr Young is located in Bellevue near Seattle, Washington

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