Many patients of facelift surgery undergo the procedure because it reduces the signs of ageing such as sagging skin, jowls, wrinkles and more. However, before getting a facelift cosmetic surgery, patients should weigh its benefits and potential surgical complications.
If you’re interested in facelift surgery, Artiste Plastic Surgery discusses its benefits and possible complications.
Should I have a facelift?
A facelift is a highly individualised procedure. It would be best to talk to your surgeon about your plans and concerns before deciding. Most facelift patients are between 40 to 60 years old, but older people can still undergo facelifts. Generally, good candidates for a facelift are:
- People with visible signs of ageing such as wrinkles, drooping skin or volume loss.
- Healthy people who do not have existing medical conditions that may impair healing.
- Patients with realistic expectations of the procedure results.
What are the benefits of facelift surgery?
As we age, the appearance and shape of the face change because of skin ageing. The collagen production slows down, and skin loses elasticity and fats become displaced. A facelift can help you address these concerns and experience the following benefits:
- It lifts and tightens the sagging skin, restoring tone and a youthful facial appearance.
- It helps smooth and improve the appearance of wrinkles, targeting both the eyes and mouth.
- It improves the contour of the neck and crafts better definition at the jawline.
What are the potential risks of facelift surgery?
Like any other surgical procedure, a facelift has its potential risks. Some can be managed with proper medication or surgical correction. These risks may include:
- Scarring – Incision scars are concealed by the hairline. It can be addressed by other treatments to improve the appearance of scars.
- Hematoma – The collection of blood under the skin causes swelling and usually occurs within 24 hours of the surgery. It can be treated with surgery to prevent skin damage.
- Temporary or permanent hair loss – It can happen potentially in the incision sites. For permanent hair loss, a transplant of hair follicles can be performed.
- Skin loss – This is a rare condition following a facelift. It can be treated with medications or a procedure, if necessary.
Overall a facelift is a safe procedure with a low-risk profile. At Artiste Plastic Surgery in Sydney, our Face Expert Dr Jack Zoumaras will discuss with you all the possible surgical risks, and any issues that may arise can be dealt with safely. The procedure will be done in an accredited hospital with a certified anaesthetist. Schedule a consultation today.