Question : I’ve heard a lot of people talking about dark skin around their cheekbones after a facelift. What are these and how long do they last?
Answer : After face lifting procedures, you can sometimes have swelling and discoloration of the skin. In facelift, you can have some discoloration of the cheekbone area. You can also have some bruising. It does take awhile for this bruising to resolve. As a patient, you have to be patient. In rare cases, this discoloration may not resolve completely.