What are the side effects of a face lift?

What are the side effects of a face lift?

The risks include:

  • Hematoma. A collection of blood (hematoma) under the skin that causes swelling and pressure is the most common complication of face-lift surgery.
  • Scarring.
  • Nerve injury.
  • Hair loss.
  • Skin loss.

Can face lifts go wrong?

The following problems are common after negligent facelift surgery: Permanent nerve damage or numbness of the sensory or motor nerves of the face, to which the patient did not consent as a risk prior to surgery. Facial asymmetry. Lop-sided or asymmetrical ears, known as pixie ear deformity.

What can go wrong with a neck lift?

Risks involved with neck lift surgery might include: Bleeding under the skin (hematoma) Reaction to anesthetic. Thick scarring.

How long does it take to recover from a mid face lift?

After your face-lift, you will experience bruising and swelling, which lasts about two to three weeks. Some people heal more quickly while others will heal more slowly. Even though you may not wish to go out in public during that time, you should begin to feel well in the first several days after surgery.

What are the side effects of a mid-face lift?

Possible complications from a mid-face lift include: Swelling and bruising. Temporary numbness under the eyes. Temporary muscles numbness when moving the middle portion of the face. Blood clots (rare) Hematoma (blood under the skin) or seroma (fluid under the skin) Infection.

What happens if you have a complication after a facelift?

If a complication does occur, it is important that you let us know right away. Any complication, when caught early, is easily treated. If allowed to go on for a long period of time, even the simplest problem can become serious. Bleeding is the most common complication after a facelift surgery.

Is it possible to get an infection after a facelift?

Infection is a very rare complication after a facelift because the face is very well vascularized. There is no scientific evidence to support pre-treating patients with antibiotics to prevent an infection from taking place. If one does develop an infection, the treatment depends on the type of bacteria isolated.

When to remove stitches from a mid facelift?

A mid-facelift, also called a vertical facelift or cheek lift, softens smile lines and lifts the corners of the mouth. Here is a quick guide for what to expect before, during, and after a mid-facelift. External stitches from a mid-facelift are typically removed after 1 week.