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Face Lift

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What do I need to know about a face lift?

A face lift, or rhytidectomy, is surgery to remove signs of aging. It can tighten the skin and the underlying tissues of your face and neck.

How do I prepare for a face lift?

What will happen during a face lift?

What will happen after a face lift?

What are the risks of a face lift?

You may bleed more than expected or get an infection. You may not be happy with the results of your facelift. You may have scars or hair loss. Your face may swell or parts of your face may droop. You may have large bruises caused by bleeding in your face and neck. These bruises can cause tissue in your face and neck to be damaged. You may have pain in your jaw, which may make it hard for you to open your mouth. You may have nerve damage that causes parts of your face or neck to be weak or numb. You may need another surgery to fix these problems.

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