Face lift complications can be minor or major and vary based on the extensiveness of the procedure as well as the surgeon. Minor complications are primarily related to contour irregularities that are associated with seroma (healing fluid) collection or irregularity of the underlying soft tissue. Major complications include nerve damage, tissue loss from blood supply problems, or significant distortion of face and/or hairline from poor planning. The key to minimizing your face lift complications is probably selecting a plastic surgeon that can guide you to selecting a face lift procedure that meets your goals and that he/she can execute consistently.
All the best,
Dr. Remus Repta
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