Although face lift surgery is considered relatively safe, there are certain complications and risks inherent in any surgical procedure. Some scarring should be expected, but an experienced plastic surgeon can minimize and hide face lift scars. For this reason, it is important to choose a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon to perform your face lift surgery.
Common Postoperative Complications
Although face lift surgery is one of the safest cosmetic procedures available, any operation comes with the possibility of complications. Some of the most common postoperative face lift complications are:
Reaction to the anesthesia – some experience nausea and general sickness which is a short-lasting side effect.
Hematoma – if bleeding occurs under the skin, a hematoma can develop, leaving the area painfully swollen may require opening up of a stitch to let the blood out.
- Infection – as with any surgery infection is a risk and can be treated with antibiotics.
Risks Specific to Face Lift Surgery
Aside from the risks inherent in any surgical procedure, risks specific to face lift surgery include:
In addition to the risks stated above, men may find they will need to shave behind the neck or ears on areas of beard-bearing skin that have been moved.
Face Lift Scars – What to Expect
As with any type of surgery, a face lift does leave scars. However, Face Institute India offers safe and low risk facelift by surgical or non-surgical procedures to enhance your face looks. After a face lift, scars may be located in various places on the face depending upon the procedure and the technique used. These scars will begin to fade after a few weeks and should be undetectable after one to three months. The most common face lift scars are found around the ear.