Surefire signs of facelift plastic surgery

Dec 23, 2022

Are you wondering if your friend has had a facelift? Are you curious if that celebrity has gone under the knife? Look no further – here are some sure signs of facelift plastic surgery that will help you determine if someone has gone through a procedure. From changes in skin texture to unnatural facial features, read on to learn how to spot a facelift!

1. Visible scars

Scars are usually found along the hairline, the jaw, and around the ears, although they can also be found on other areas of the face. The scars are usually permanent, but can be minimized with proper post-operative care. They may appear as a line, or as a series of dots, depending on the type of surgical procedure used. In some cases, there may also be a scar around the eyes or mouth, which can be more noticeable. Scars can range in size, shape, and color depending on the patient, and they may fade over time.

2. Imbalanced facial features.

The most common imbalances are related to symmetry, such as one side of the face appearing more lifted or droopier than the other. This can also include a noticeable difference in the shape of the eyes, nose, or mouth. Other signs of a facelift include an unnatural tightness or stiffness in the face, as well as a bright, glossy sheen to the skin that could indicate an overuse of Botox.

3. unnatural look

Facelift surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the face, usually by tightening the skin and underlying facial muscles to reduce wrinkles and sagging. However, when the surgery is not properly done, it can result in an unnatural look. This can include a stiff and/or unnatural facial expression, an overly tight or pulled-looking skin, or an irregular appearance of the face. In addition, facial features may appear exaggerated or out of proportion, making the person look different than they did before the surgery. In severe cases, the person’s face may appear distorted and this can be a major indicator that the person has undergone a facelift.

4.Temporal brow lift

Temporal brow lift is created when the forehead is lifted to reduce wrinkles and sagging skin. During the procedure, the surgeon will make small incisions just above the hairline and lift the forehead skin, repositioning it and trimming away any excess skin.

 5. Pollybeak deformity

Pollybeak is caused by the excessive tightening of the skin and soft tissues during a facelift procedure. This results in a ‘pumping’ or ‘beak-like’ appearance at the junction of the lower eyelid and upper cheek. This is most commonly seen when the patient smiles, and is usually more prominent on the right side of the face. Treatment of this deformity requires the release of the excessive tightness of the skin and soft tissues, which can be achieved with a combination of surgical techniques.

6. Pixie ear

Facelift makes small adjustments to the shape of the ear, including altering the size, shape, and location of the earlobes by tightening the underlying facial muscles.

7. Pinched nose tip

Pinched tip is a common side effect of a facelift procedure and results when the muscles of the nose are tight and the skin is pulled too tight. The tip of the nose can appear smaller, or pinched, after the procedure. This is due to the surgeon pulling the skin too tight to the natural look of the tip oftenly when making the incisions. The result can be a more defined or lifted look, but it can also look unnatural.

8. Frozen face appearance

This is when the face appears to be overly tight and immobile, resulting in a “frozen” expression. This is because the underlying muscles and tissues of the face have been tightened and repositioned during the surgery, causing the face to appear rigid, and sometimes, even expressionless. The plastic surgeon will often use specialized techniques to minimize the appearance of frozen face, but this is a common side effect of facelift surgery. In most cases, the frozen face will resolve itself over time as the muscles and tissues of the face relax and become accustomed to their new position, but it can still be a noticeable side effect of the surgery.


From the telltale signs of facelift surgery, such as incision lines and a more youthful appearance, to the potential side effects, it is clear that a facelift is a serious procedure that should only be undertaken with careful consideration. If you are considering a facelift, it is essential to consult a qualified plastic surgeon to discuss the potential risks and benefits.