Potential Risks & Complications

Some men and women who might benefit from a facelift near San Diego temporarily put it off because they're worried about the risks and possible complications; some put it off permanently. It's unfortunate, because the potential for risks and complications is not unique to plastic surgery; it's inherent to any surgery, whether removing tonsils or transplanting a heart.

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If you're like other people considering a face lift near San Diego, you don't want to be a statistic. Most likely, you won't; and, it's not because of chance, but rather because triple board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo doesn't treat you like a number. He treats you like a unique individual and as an adult who's capable of making an informed decision when presented with the facts regarding the risks and complications of a face lift:

  • Blood might collect under the skin resulting in pain (hematoma)
  • Nerves that control the facial muscles might be injured
  • Numbness
  • Infection at the incision site(s) might result
  • Reaction to anesthesia might ensue such as nausea
  • Skin discoloration
  • The inability of the wound to heal properly, and
  • The possibility that you won't be happy with the results

Most of the complications associated with a face lift are either temporary, can be eliminated with antibiotics or can be corrected by Dr. Chaffoo. You can have an in-depth discussion about the risks, complications and rewards of a facelift in San Diego, including how a patient's anatomy and healing abilities play an important role, during your complimentary consultation. Request your complimentary cosmetic consultation online or call (858) 997-0096 for an appointment with triple board certified plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS.

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Dr. Chaffoo

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care.

  • When it comes to complications, the fact is they do happen; the thing to remember is that they're rare. And, that they can be minimized by properly preparing for surgery, the existence of a comprehensive post operative care program and by ensuring that the doctor who performs your face lift in San Diego is a board certified plastic surgeon, as well as extremely experienced with a plastic surgery procedure such as a face lift. In other words, a plastic surgeon like Dr. Chaffoo.

    If you're considering a facial sculpting plastic surgery in La Jolla such as a facelift, San Diego area plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help you to fully understand both the rewards and risks. Dr. Chaffoo is part of a select group of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

    Benefit from his unique training and his extensive, twenty years worth of real world experience. Dr. Chaffoo has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center.

    You demand the best from yourself. Dr. Chaffoo demands the best as well — from himself, from his staff and always for you.