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What Are the Telltale Signs of a Bad Facelift?

A facelift can rejuvenate your facial features, but only if the procedure is performed correctly. This makes it important to consider the benefits and risks associated with getting a facelift carefully, before you undergo surgery. Fortunately, there are telltale signs associated with bad and good facelifts, which will help you select a plastic surgeon that is right for you.

Signs of a Bad Facelift

Bad facelifts are sometimes very obvious. For instance, a patient’s skin may appear to be stretched too tightly over their face, drastically altering their appearance. Re-occurring pain, medical complications and facial distortions are also red flags. Skin irritation and folds around the outer portions of a patient’s face are giveaways of a bad facelift, as well. These telltale signs are just a few of the things you should look for when assessing a plastic surgeon.

Other risks and red flags are noted by major medical associations. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, some of the risks associated with facelifts include:

  • Fluid accumulation and prolonged swelling
  • Infection
  • Noticeable scarring
  • Facial nerve injury
  • Skin discoloration

Signs of a Natural Facelift

Natural looking facelifts are achieved through precise adjustments that don’t drastically alter the contours of your face. Rather, they tone your skin and facial features in a complementary way. With a good facelift, you’re still going to look like you just younger.

Dr. Wise customizes his facelift with different techniques to improve the signs of an aging neck, jowls and lower face, ensuring you get the best results possible. Dr. Wise also uses other procedures, such as laser skin resurfacing, fat transfer and eyelid surgery, in tandem with a facelift to create natural looking results that will impress you and your friends and family. Although results vary between patients, Dr. Wise’s skill is evident in his patients’ before and after photos.

If you desire a facelift, you want to work with an experienced, facial plastic surgeon. By recognizing the signs associated with bad and good results, you can enjoy a facelift that meets your goals and makes you look younger and more vibrant.

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