What are the risks of Face Lift?

There is a chance of hematoma (blood clots), numbness from nerve damage and hyperpigmentation (permanent discolorations) caused by the bruising. There may be asymmetry and/or undesired results resulting from a face lift. Possible infections may arise and scarring can be apparent depending on the incision placement. There can be necrosis of the facial fat and tissues resulting in tissue removal. If performed by an unskilled surgeon, it is very possible to have your skin pulled too tight and result in a very windswept look.