Question: What are the potential side effects or complications occurring with facelifts and how are they addressed?
Answer: Facelift complications in experienced hands are not very common. However, complications can occur even in the most experienced surgical hands. Patients must make sure that they specifically discuss with their surgeon the risks and complications of the surgery. Some of the more common complications of facelift surgery are potential nerve injury, collection of blood or potential loss of some skin flaps. Other complications may result relating to the pulling techniques used, poor scars, abnormal appearance of the ear, or patients can lose some hair at the site of incisions. Each complication is addressed based on what needs to be done to restore the patient to as close to pre surgical form as possible.