Do you currently suffer from wrinkles, sagging skin, or sun spots? If so, you may want to consider having face lift surgery. Face lift surgery can help you in a few ways, and not just in physical appearance, but in your mental well being as well. Face lift surgery, however, is still surgery, so therefore there are some risks that are associated with it as well. This article will discuss both the benefits and the risks of having a face lift procedure done.
First and foremost are the benefits of face lift surgery. You will be glad to know that long gone are the days of looking like you have had too much nipping and tucking done after just one face lift surgery. In today’s society, looking as natural as possible, yet still younger is what most people and doctors are aiming for. It used to be that the procedure has been just to tighten and pull up your skin, leaving creases around the eyes and making it quite obvious that you had some work done. Not only does a face lift help get rid of sagging skin, but can help to eliminate skin issues like sun spots.
Subsequently, however, there are risks involved with face lift surgery. Face lift surgery does require that you go under anesthesia and be knocked out, so to speak. This can be risky for those that have breathing problems like asthma or sleep apnea. Also, if you are a smoker, you may be more susceptible to infection and poor healing. This is because of the fact that the blood flow is often constricted in a smoker’s blood vessels. The right plastic surgeon that has experience should be able to minimize these risks as much as possible.
In conclusion, as you can see, there are some very good benefits to getting a face lift, but also some potentially serious risks, including infection, poor healing, and even death. The risks are very rare, however. If you have more questions, contact your plastic surgeon for more information and to find out more about any other risks that you may be susceptible to.