Can Knee Lift Scars be Hidden Fairly Well?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I’m interested in a knee lift. Can the scar be hidden really well and made super fine? Do you have any photos of knee lifts after a year, after the scars fade? I always see pics with the scars red and the tissue swollen, I’ve never seen an actual year later or more pic. 

A: While you are a good candidate for knee lift surgery (abundant suprapatellar loose skin that is thin) I would have concerns about the scar in your case. The patients who do best with knee lift surgery feel that they would rather have a visible scar than the loose skin…as opposed to a ‘hidden really well and a superfine scar’. The key is these decisions is while a beautiful barely seen scar is the goal in every patient such outcomes can not be assured particularly when the scar is exposed to significant knee flexion.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon