If you're thinking of undergoing a facelift, it is important to know how your surgeon will make the facelift incision. To help patients understand why facelift design is so important, Dr. Shire created the below guide to facelift incision design. The incision design is a key element in maintaining a natural look, eliminating scars, maintaining anatomy, and preventing hair loss. Every surgeon is different, so be sure to ask yours about incision design in your preoperative consultation. For more information on the facelift procedure, or to schedule a consultation, please contact Shire Facial Plastic Surgery.