Complications of rhytidectomy

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2005 Aug;13(3):469-78. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2005.04.005.


Complications after rhytidectomy can be distressing for the patient and surgeon. Although meticulous surgical technique and a complete understanding of the causes of adverse outcomes can minimize the risk for severe complications, an open and honest rapport with the patient when complications do occur is essential for effective management. This article discusses the likely etiologies of face-lift complications, techniques to prevent them, and helpful treatments when complications occur.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aging / physiology
  • Esthetics
  • Humans
  • Postoperative Complications*
  • Rhytidoplasty / adverse effects*