The primary risks of the QuickLift minimally invasive face-lift surgery are postoperative swelling, bleeding and permanent scarring, as stated by the QuickLiftMD website. In addition, risks including anesthesia complications, nerve damage and unsatisfactory results are common to any face lift procedure, as stated by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
The QuickLift face-lift surgery is intended to require less invasive surgical techniques as compared to traditional face-lift procedures, as described by the QuickLiftMD website. The use of less invasive techniques is intended to reduce the recovery time and improve the results of the procedure. One example of these techniques is the use of a beveled incision during the procedure to minimize the risks of visible scarring. Quitting smoking and carefully following the procedures for preoperative preparation and postoperative recovery also helps to reduce the risks of scarring and other undesirable effects.
Anesthesia risks associated with surgical procedures such as face lifts are low, according to the American Society of Anesthesiologists. Studies have shown that approximately one in 100,000 patients die from anesthesia or anesthesia-related complications, though the risks are higher among elderly patients and those in poor overall health. Approximately one in 1000 patients briefly regain consciousness during general anesthesia, according to WebMD, but very few of these patients report experiencing pain.