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The Risks of Having a Face Lift

Face lift surgery is considered to be a safe procedure but there are certain risk factors that are involved in every type of surgery that should be discussed with the plastic surgeon before you make the decision to go ahead with the surgery. A certain degree of scarring is par for the course with face lift surgery but a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon should be able to both minimize as well as hide facial scars left by the surgery to the best of his ability.

Most complications that arise after face lift surgery are very short term and are not life threatening but still need to be dealt with as soon as they arise. Numbness is sometimes a worry as is the face lift scars becoming crusted over instead of lightening and fading with time. Infection after a face lift is not common but it does sometimes occur in a small percentage of patients. There is a risk of nerve damage when undergoing a face lift but this is rare. Be aware that a total face lift is fraught with more potential risks and more pain and discomfort than is a neck lift or a brow lift, which are less complicated. Be sure to discuss all of your concerns with the plastic surgeon before you schedule the surgery.

Postoperative Complications

It cannot be emphasized enough that face lift surgery is a safe cosmetic procedure and thousands of them are performed in any given year. One of the best ways to decrease your chances of having complications is to follow all of your plastic surgeon's instructions regarding preoperative as well as postoperative care. If you develop a problem after the surgery go see the surgeon right away for treatment.

Most face lift procedures are done on an outpatient basis at a hospital or private clinic and are done under general anesthesia which means that the patient is asleep during the procedure. The surgery usually takes a number of hours to complete from beginning to end. Some patients experience a reaction to the anesthesia they are given such as nausea or just a general feeling of sickness and queasiness. This is a temporary side effect that should improve within a few hours following the surgery.

If bleeding under the skin or fluid buildup occurs this is known as a hematoma and it can leave the skin very red, puffy and extremely swollen. A hematoma can make the skin very painful to the touch as well. If this happens it is necessary to operate again in order to halt the flow of blood and to remove it from under the skin. It is normal to experience some lighter bleeding after the surgery but excessive or uncontrolled bleeding is a dangerous condition that can lead to a serious problem and must be treated immediately.

Infections are rare but when they do occur they take place in a specific area of the face and they cause redness, sensitivity, localized heat and swelling. Most infections can be gotten rid of with antibiotics unless they are severe and if they are then this might necessitate a second surgery being done.

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