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What are the complications of a neck lift?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Common side effects and complications from a neck lift similar to any surgery include bleeding and infection. Both are less than 1% incidence from board certified plastic surgeons throughout surveys in the United States. Other complications include seroma, skin necrosis, recurrent skin laxity, scar contracture, and DVT and pulmonary embolus. 

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