What are the risks to undergo a facelift?
As with any surgical procedure, a facelift can have complications that include hemorrhage or excessive bleeding, infections, nerve damage problems associated with anesthesia and scarring problem. In this case, it is important that the physician is familiar with your medical history, for which you will make a series of questions and studies before surgery. If you have had a history of keloid scarring (scar bulky), this surgery is not for you. Tell your doctor to show you pictures of people who have this type of healing and this will help you better understand the dimensions of this risk.
There is a risk, however small, to suffer facial paralysis by nerve damage during surgery.
How is the recovery?
After the facelift, it is necessary to drain the blood that remains beneath the skin, to minimize the risk of infections. It is normal to feel a little stiffness in the face and to lose some sensitivity. There may also be itching (itching) at the place where the spots where the wound was closed. Points are usually removed after a week, but it takes 2 to 3 weeks for the bruising (bruises) and swelling are reduced. The total recovery time is estimated at 1 to 2 months, but this is not absolute, since it depends on your overall health, skin elasticity and hereditary factors.
Something that is essential is to make sure that the plastic surgeon who will perform the procedure is a qualified person with experience, who is also the anesthesiologist and the site in which to perform the procedure is equipped with everything you need in case there is any complication, and we always hope that everything goes smoothly but it’s always better safe than sorry.
Finally, it is important to have realistic expectations about the results to not be disappointed. That is, after facelift surgery you will not get your skin age 20 or quite all the wrinkles disappear. The good thing is that it will help the appearance of your skin will look smoother and adjusted.
What we keep in mind after a facelift operation is: you must protect your skin more, not expose yourself to too much sun, maintaining a healthy weight, leaving aside the cigarette, alcohol and drugs, which always is beneficial to prevent wrinkles and other facial changes that occur with age.
If you want to get a facelift, please note that you should analyze every detail with your doctor. Remember that every person is different and not for the fact that your friend he was perfect, that is your case. Get informed and make the decision knowing all the aspects involved in this type of surgery.