There are very few contra-indications to a facelift. Most patients do very well and have a gratifying result.
However, there are some patients who should avoid this type of surgery. There are unusual medical conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, in which the elasticity of the skin is very abnormal, and the results of surgery would be unacceptable. Some patients have general medical conditions that are contra-indications to surgery which include patients who are on blood-thinners or significant amounts of immune-suppressant drugs.
About the Surgeon
Dr. Peter Hilger has been performing facial cosmetic surgery in Edina, Minnesota for over 25 years. With thousands of cosmetic procedures performed, his breadth of knowledge and talent is unmatched. Learn more about our Peter Hilger plastic surgeon