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According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, there were over 128,000 facelift surgeries performed in the United States in 2012. This makes facelift one of the top five most popular plastic surgery procedures in the country.

Facelift surgery is incredibly popular and considered generally safe, but as with any surgical procedure it is not without risks. Some of these, such as excessive bleeding, infection, and negative reactions to anesthesia are common with all surgical procedures. Board-certified Phoenix plastic surgeon Dr. Bryan Gawley helps minimize facelift risks by performing all facelift procedures in accredited surgical centers where your safety and comfort are top priorities.

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In addition to common surgical risks, facelift surgery has its own potential complications. These include:

  • Nerve or muscle damage
  • Improper wound healing
  • Asymmetrical results
  • Skin or hair loss
  • Skin discoloration
  • Numbness or loss of sensation

These risks are rare, made more so when you work with an experienced facelift surgeon like Dr. Gawley, but should be fully considered prior to committing to this procedure.

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Dr. Bryan Gawley are board-certified plastic surgeons who are committed to your safety and ultimate satisfaction. When determining if you are a good facelift candidate, they will also make decisions about which type of facelift is best for your needs. Dr. Gawley takes the most conservative approach possible while still working to produce optimal results. With all of his facelift procedures, they takes the time necessary to guard your physical safety and provide absolute beauty.

You can further help reduce risks for complications by carefully following all of Dr. Gawley’s pre- and postoperative instructions. These may include quitting smoking and refraining from certain medications prior to your surgery. Dr. Gawley will also discuss proper incision care and any physical limitations that will be necessary during your recovery period.

During your initial consultation, Dr. Gawley will be happy to answer any facelift questions you have and honestly discuss both the benefits and risks of this popular plastic surgery procedure.

For more information about facelift surgery risks in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Chandler, Glendale, or surrounding areas in Arizona, please contact Bryan W. Gawley, M.D. Plastic Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation.

Meet Dr. Gawley

Phoenix Cosmetic Surgeon Dr. Bryan W. Gawley specializes in both cosmetic surgery and reconstructive surgery in the Phoenix and Scottsdale areas. As one of the premiere plastic and cosmetic surgeons in the Phoenix area, Dr. Gawley is not only a caring physician but also an artist whose goal is to provide beautiful results that suit each individual’s unique look, shape, and lifestyle.

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