Pros and Cons – Facelift

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Facelift surgery is the gold standard of facial rejuvenation.

Every cosmetic treatment has its pros and cons and facelift surgery is no exception. Facelifts are very safe and effective in skilled hands, such as those of a board-certified plastic surgeon.

The advantage of full facelift surgery is that results last 10-12 years or longer. Currently, limited incision and mini-facelifts require less downtime, which is another advantage and surgery can generally be performed on an outpatient basis.


You will experience numbness in the cheeks for several months after your facelift though this is not considered a complication. You may need minor revisions after your facelift to achieve your goals when tissues begin to loosen.

As with any surgical procedure, any facelift procedure carries risk including:

  • Altered hairline
  • Anesthesia-related complications
  • Hematoma (blood under the skin)
  • Infection
  • Irregular scarring
  • Nerve damage

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