If you are looking to remove excess skin and tighten the soft tissues of your neck, face and chin, then you may want to consider having a face-lift done.
A face-lift can also improve the jaw line, loose neck skin and sagging cheeks. Skin folds are able to be reduced and tightened but not permanently eliminated.
As with all surgeries, there are certain risks and complications that you should be aware of. Since face-lifts are so popular these days, you may be interested in a list of the possible dangers of having this plastic surgery procedure done:
» Abnormal facial contour
» Reaction to anesthesia
» Attached earlobe
» Blistering of skin which may turn into permanent scarring
» Ear nerve damage
» Early relapse
» Facial weakness of paralysis
» Injury to the facial nerves This can be either permanent or temporary.
» Keloid or heavy scarring
» Loss of sideburns
» Nerve damage
» Open ear canal
» Permanent numbness
» Reaction to medication
» Skin irregularities
» Skin necrosis or death of the skin This complication increases 1500% with smokers.
» Slow healing
» Tight face
» Visible scar
» Weak facial muscles
Although the risk is infrequent for complications after having a face-lift done, you should be aware that risks do occur. You may have to have additional surgery if the complication is bad enough.
Complications can cause such things as abnormal scarring, slow healing, inconvenience, discomfort and even permanent deformity.
You can help lessen your risks if you choose a board certified surgeon and follow all of the instructions and advice that he or she gives you.