Face Lift Risks and Complications

Injury to underlying structures including nerve or parotid gland

May take up to a year for all of the nerves to regenerate after face lifting surgery.

Facial Asymmetry

Differences between the two sides of the face that may necessitate further surgery.

Scarring

Scars are hidden as much as possible but scar revision may be necessary after everything is healed.

Infection

Rare and usually treatable with antibiotics.

Bleeding

Rare but may require surgical intervention.

Need for revisionary surgery

Recurrent facial aging changes or any of the above complications may necessitate further surgery.