Facelift Risks and Complications
Complications of facelift surgery can include hematoma (pooling of blood beneath the skin), temporary or permanent nerve damage, infection, post-operative bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Skin numbness and swelling around the operation site are to be expected; these symptoms will gradually subside over the following weeks.
Pain during the healing process is usually minor and easily controlled with medication. Patients may also find that their expectations do not match their final results, though the majority report satisfaction with their final appearance after surgery.