The short scar facelift is a very good technique where the scar is hidden in the pre auricular area without a post auricular extension. This is indicated in select patients that don’t have a lot of significant redundant skin on their neck. It works well on these areas, but it does make the procedure somewhat more difficult. There can be some bunching of the skin on the lobe area as well. I think it is a good operative procedure in a select group of patients, but in my practice I use it in a limited number of patients that primarily have skin laxity in pre auricular (cheek area) and not the post auricular area and have a very good neck.