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.
Differences between the two sides of the face that may necessitate further surgery.
Scars are hidden as much as possible but scar revision may be necessary after everything is healed.
Rare and usually treatable with antibiotics.
Rare but may require surgical intervention.
Need for revisionary surgery
Recurrent facial aging changes or any of the above complications may necessitate further surgery.