Fortunately, significant complications from facelifts are infrequent. Every year, many thousands of people undergo successful facelift surgery, experience no major problems and are pleased with the results. Anyone considering surgery, however, should be aware of both the benefits and risks.
I understand that every surgical procedure has risks, but how will I learn more so that I can make an informed decision? The subject of risks and potential complications of surgery is best discussed on a personal basis between you and my self. Some of the potential complications that may be discussed with you include hematoma (an accumulation of blood under the skin that may require removal),infection and reactions to anesthesia. While plastic surgeons are trained in techniques for safely manipulating facial skin and tissue,injury to underlying structures is possible, though it is usually only temporary. Facelift incisions are most often inconspicuous, but this is not entirely predicable due to individual variations in healing.
You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after surgery.