Are you thinking about getting a facelift?

This common surgical procedure helps enhance the appearance of your face by tightening and lifting, revealing a more youthful look. Before you schedule an appointment with Dr. Ort, you should understand the risk and benefits of getting a facelift.

The Risks of Getting a Facelift

Posted on August 18th, 2019, by Dr. Yirae Ort

Facelifts are normally safe procedures that have a minimal amount of complications when performed by a trained professional. However, there are certain risks that can happen with any type of surgery. Let’s look at the most common ones.

  • Infections can happen with surgical wounds.
  • Swelling and bruising can occur as the wound heals.
  • Numbness or changes in skin sensation are possible.
  • Skin irregularities such as discoloration can occur around the incisions.
  • Facial nerve injury with accompanying weakness is a rare occurrence.
  • Hair loss around the incision can occur temporarily or even permanently.
  • Anesthesia risks are something you need to understand before undergoing surgery of any kind.

These risks are unlikely to occur, but you must be aware of them before you go through surgery. A facelift is actually a major surgery that requires going under anesthesia. If you have any concerns, talk with your surgeon, Dr. Yirae Ort.

The Benefits of Getting a Facelift:

Now let’s talk about all the benefits you can expect after your facelift is performed and completely healed.

Your face looks years younger. The procedure tightens the skin and lifts the face back to a more youthful position. The change in your appearance is one of the most dramatic changes you can make.

You have no noticeable scars. Most facelifts involve incisions that are hidden along the hairline, under the chin, or close to the ear. They are tiny and often become barely detectable once healed.