If you are looking to remove excess skin and tighten
the soft tissues of your neck, face and chin, then you
may want to consider having a face-lift done.

A face-lift can also improve the jaw line, loose neck
skin and sagging cheeks. Skin folds are able to be
reduced and tightened but not permanently eliminated.

As with all surgeries, there are certain risks and
complications that you should be aware of. Since
face-lifts are so popular these days, you may be
interested in a list of the possible dangers of having
this plastic surgery procedure done:

* Abnormal facial contour

* Reaction to anesthesia

* Attached earlobe

* Bleeding

* Blistering of skin which may turn into permanent scarring

* Depression

* Discoloration

* Ear nerve damage

* Early relapse

* Facial weakness of paralysis

* Hematoma

* Infection

* Injury to the facial nerves
– This can be either permanent or temporary.

* Keloid or heavy scarring

* Loss of sideburns

* Nerve damage

* Open ear canal

* Permanent numbness

* Reaction to medication

* Skin irregularities

* Skin necrosis or death of the skin
– This complication increases 1500% with smokers.

* Slow healing

* Swelling

* Tight face

* Visible scar

* Weak facial muscles

Although the risk is infrequent for complications
after having a face-lift done, you should be aware
that risks do occur. You may have to have additional
surgery if the complication is bad enough.

Complications can cause such things as abnormal
scarring, slow healing, inconvenience, discomfort and
even permanent deformity.

You can help lessen your risks if you choose a board
certified surgeon and follow all of the instructions
and advice that he or she gives you.