Rhytidectomy (facelift surgery) is a type of cosmetic surgery used to give a more youthful facial appearance. It is normally performed under general anaesthetic.
There are many techniques using during facelift surgery, depending on the desired result and the skill and training of the surgeon. One common method involves the removal of excess facial skin, which gives the impression of a more tightened skin appearance. Another approach involves the ‘re-draping’ of the skin in the neck area.
Your Surgeon should have explained the risks and potential complications associated with the surgery before you decided to proceed; if they did not, they might have been negligent if you then went on to suffer injury, complication, or an undesired effect.
The most common complications arising from this type of surgery are:
If you consider that you have been let down and suffered injury and emotional distress as a result of a negligent facelift operation, you may have a claim for compensation and other losses.