How Can I Minimize Scarring After a Mid-Face Lift?

My face is the last place I'd like to have scars. I tried to find the best remedies online, but I realized that it's better to ask the experts since I don't know how accurate the information on other sites is. Is there any cream or medicine that I could use to help speed up the healing of my mid-face lift incisions and reduce the chances of scarring?


F, 55, New York

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When done by a skilled, experienced surgeon, scarring from a facelift/midface lift should be well concealed.  The scars are placed along natural anatomic borders along and around the ear.  There are scar creams that can and should be used after the procedure to optimize the scarring.  But I would not worry so much about the scars as they tend to heal very favorably.