My 14-year-old son fell out of a tree six months ago and cut his lip and cheek. He has remaining scarring. Is he too young to be a candidate for a facelift procedure?
I am sorry that you son fell, but it seems he is fine except for some scaring. He is definitely too young for a facelift procedure. However, what he may benefit from is a scar revision procedure. Scar revision is a procedure that is performed to improve the appearance of scars. The procedure involves removing the scar and then closing the incision in a way that makes the scar less visible. The specific technique that is used depends on the location and the orientation of the scar. For example, sometimes a Z-plasty or a geometric broken line closure is used. Patients that undergo scar revision are usually very happy with the results.
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