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Possible complications after facelifting

Possible complications after facelifting According to statistics, only in 2-5% of cases the facelifting results in any complications. A qualified plastic surgeon always warns his/her patients about the possibility of adverse effects of any correction, because each body is individual and none of the experts can 100% eliminate the risks. What exactly complications can cause a circular face and neck-lifting or other methods of lifting?

1. Hematomas

The diagnosis of hematomas is quite simple. The client feels pain, blood can permeate through the suture lines, and the tissue volume is increased in the ear area. Hematomas can be diagnosed during the first 4-6 hours after the correction, already. And the sooner the doctor takes the necessary measures, the better. Otherwise, skin necrosis may develop, the consequences of which are much more difficult to eliminate.

If the hematoma is small, it can be removed via aspiration or through a suture. If it is tense and continues its progressive development, an urgent operative treatment is necessary.

In practice, an examination that a patient undergoes before plastic surgery is a hematoma preventive care. That is why you need to be scrupulous about the preparatory stage.

2. Skin necrosis

As a rule, the cause of necrosis is insufficient nourishment of the tissues due to their tension and excessive detachment during the lifting. This kind of complications occurs in the area of greatest tension, that is, behind the ears.

3. Apostemation

Possible complications after facelifting Such effects are extremely rare and can be caused, for example, by a tuft of hair that fell into the incision at the moment of suturation in the hairy part of the head. Apostemation may be the result of the above-mentioned complications (skin necrosis and hematomas).

4. Hypertrophic cicatrices

When sealing sutures after surgery, surgeons, as a rule, prescribe drugs improving blood microcirculation. In some cases, correction by operative treatment is possible. Cicatrix hypertrophy can be caused by the individual differences of the patient’s body. Therefore, if you know that there is a possibility of such consequences occurrence, better select an attenuated endoscopic facelifting.

Tissue pigmentation may occur after intracutaneous bleeding in patients with sensitive face skin. But, this is not forever; it will disappear without a trace within a year after plastic surgery.

Face contour deformation. It can occur due to uneven liposuction, excessive fat removal in a specific area, or improper transsection of the superficial neck-muscles. Only qualitative planning of the procedure and accurate job of a plastic surgeon can reduce the probability of contour deformation to zero.

5. Hair loss

As a rule, it is local and can be observed only in the temples and behind the ears, that is, where the layer containing the hair follicles is damaged due to the high tension of the skin. If such a problem occurs, then, as a rule, it is solved by itself and 3-4 months later the hair is restored. If not, then operative treatment is necessary. Sometimes hair loss has a generalized nature and is a consequence of stress. This complication occurs in women who also had weakened hair follicles before lifting or another type of correction. But, each of the listed complications should be discussed with the doctor at the consultation stage, and measures to prevent them should be taken before plastic surgery.

Material prepared by
specialists of the Clinic for Plastic Surgery
09-01-2019
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