As with any surgery, there are complications that may occur as a result of a facelift. However, in the vast majority of cases, the surgery and the recovery are uneventful. Complication rates are higher with associated medical conditions such as diabetes, increasing age and organ dysfunction. Smoking around the time of surgery will also lead to a marked increase in wound-related problems.
Bruising and swelling may take up to 2 weeks to settle, so it is recommended to take this downtime into account when planning your work or social calendar. Some patients feel tightness or numbness in their face and neck. These feelings may persist for a number of months, but will subside.← Are there any side effects of facelift surgery in Perth?