What are the risks of facelift surgery?
Every plastic surgery procedure is associated with certain risks and the ones associated with facelift surgery occur rarely. The most common undesired side effects of facelift surgery are bleeding and fatigue. Other more rare situations include injury to the facial nerve, delayed healing, scarring, numbness, and skin discoloration. Infection is extremely rare during a facelift. If bleeding occurs after a facelift, more plastic surgery may be required to control the situation. Bruising and swelling after facelift are usually temporary conditions, but can last up to six to eight weeks. During a facelift consultation, Dr. Metzinger will completely evaluate your tissues and medical history in order to assess your individual risks for facelift surgery. High blood pressure and cigarette smoking increase your risk of having problems after facial plastic surgery.