Traditional Facelift vs. Scar Less Facelift: What’s the Difference?

When it comes to correcting signs of facial aging, many people think there’s only one option available to them: a traditional facelift surgery.

As it turns out, there’s another option available to patients who do not have severe signs of facial aging, but are still good candidates for a facelift: the Scar Less endoscopic facelift, available at board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo’s practices in Manhattan, Staten  Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

Let’s take a closer look at the difference between a traditional facelift and a Scar Less facelift, including how to tell which surgical option is right for you.


*Individual results may vary

All About the Traditional Facelift

traditional facelift involves the removal of some skin and muscle tissue, all with the goal of improving a patient’s facial appearance. Facelift incisions are typically placed behind and in front of the ears, which allows Dr. Vitolo the best access to drooping facial muscles.

traditional facelift can be a real game-changer for patients with significant muscle drooping and, as a result, sagging skin. Patients often look 20 years younger after healing from their facelift surgery.

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What is a Scar Less Facelift?

scar less facelift achieves the same goals as a traditional facelift, minus one element: it does not include the removal of excess facial skin. Dr. Vitolo places an endoscope through a microscopic incision and repositions drooping facial muscles to a more youthful placement.

Dr. Vitolo offers the Scar Less facelift option to patients who do not have excess skin and don’t want any visible scarring from their surgery. 

“Very friendly,helpful and efficient staff. They listen to you and take an interest in your overall health. Appointments are easy to schedule and they run on time! The office is pleasant and not over crowded. It feels a like a visit with friends rather than a doctor’s office!” *

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Take the Next Step

Want to see which facelift procedure is right for you?

Schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Vitolo at his plastic surgery practice by filling out the consultation form on this page or by calling 718-619-8869 to get more information or to make an appointment at one of his 3 offices. 

During this difficult time of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic we have taken precautions to protect our patients and staff from danger.  Dr Vitolo is offering complimentary Virtual Consultations on your computer,smartphone or tablet for all procedures. To request a consultation with Dr. Vitolo call 718-619-8869.

Dr. Vitolo serves the greater New York Metropolitan area including Manhattan, Staten  Island, Brooklyn, and New Jersey.

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