According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were over 126,000 facelifts performed in the United States in 2012. Facelift surgery is the fifth most popular type of plastic surgery and is generally considered to be safe. However, its popularity should not lull you into a false sense of security. Just as with any surgical procedure, a facelift does come with potential complications and risks.
Dr. Bottger strongly believes that you deserve to be completely informed about the risks and complications that can accompany a procedure. During your initial consultation he will discuss these in full, answer any facelift questions you may have, and help you make the decision you feel is best for your body.
Facelifts come with general surgical risks such as excessive bleeding, infection, and negative reaction to anesthesia. In addition, facelift risks include:
- Nerve or muscle damage
- Skin or hair loss
- Skin discoloration
- Unfavorable scarring
These risks are minimized when you work with a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Bottger, who has performed facelift procedures for decades and has an impeccable safety record. However, a risk-free surgery can never be guaranteed. We will discuss these things with you during your facelift consultation.
If you are interested in a facelift, please contact Dr. David Bottger today to schedule an initial consultation. We serve patients in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.