Neck lift surgery is a common facial plastic surgery that can tighten up the skin and muscles on the neck. Most commonly, it is performed on patients over 50. While the procedure is largely considered safe in a healthy patient, all surgical procedures do come with some level of risk. Let’s look deeper into, “What are the risks of a neck lift?”
There are basic surgical risks such as infection, hematomas, bleeding, nerve damage, reactions to the anesthetic, and prolonged swelling or bruising. These are generally avoidable, treatable, and not overly common. They are also present with almost any surgery performed–cosmetic or not. Dr. Santos reduces these risks via patient screening, antibiotic prescriptions following surgery, using local anesthesia when possible, and ultrasound massages.
As far as the risks more specific to a neck lift and facial plastic surgery, there is the risk of over resection of the skin which can lead to an unnatural result. Also, risks such as more visible scarring, lumpiness, and a less than ideal cosmetic result. This is unlikely when choosing a surgeon with decades of experience like Dr. Santos.
Dr. Santos uses a variety of tactics to limit the risk of each surgery he performs. Not only does he use proven ways to reduce surgical risk, he also takes the individual into mind and crafts a custom surgical plan. To learn more and schedule a consultation, call us at 206-430-1035. You can also reach us online via chat, online form, or Price Simulator.