Procedure: Facelift, Neck Liposuction, Upper & Lower Eyelid Surgery, CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Anesthesia: Local Anesthesia with Twilight Sedation
Age: 60+ Years Old
Post Op Timeline: 8 weeks Post Op
After consulting with other facelift surgeons In California and learning about Dr. Sadati’s reputation with over 600+ five-star reviews, she scheduled a consultation to discuss the options for making her eyes, face, and neck look more youthful. When she contacted Dr. Sadati, she knew she needed multiple procedures but was worried about going under general anesthesia because of its negative side effects, like dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Dr. Sadati explained that general anesthesia would not be necessary to perform full facial rejuvenation. Dr. Sadati would use a twilight sedation (similar to colonoscopy anesthesia) that would wear off quickly, making post-op recovery more comfortable. After putting that fear to rest, she said, “I’m tired of looking tired. People think I’m sad, but that’s not how I feel at all. Gravity seems to be getting the best of me.”
Since her eyelids had become hooded and heavy looking, Dr. Sadati recommended both an upper and lower eyelid lift. During her procedure, he removed the excess fat and skin from the area to make her look more alert and bright-eyed. For her neck, he eliminated excess fat, which made her neckline slimmer, then performed a neck lift and facelift to refresh her appearance and balance her features. Finally, Dr. Sadati used a CO2 Laser to resurface her skin to eliminate her fine lines and encourage the production of new collagen.
Seven weeks later, she returned for her follow-up appointment and “after” pictures were taken. In this before and after, she was absolutely beaming. Her post-op recovery was nearly pain-free, and she was able to return to her normal routine within 10 days of the procedures. “I look 15 years younger,” she said, adding, “I can’t believe I waited so long to do this. You are a true artist, and I cannot thank you enough for helping me turn back the hands of time.“
Selecting a highly qualified plastic surgeon to perform her facelift surgery was a priority for this patient; therefore she traveled from Corona California to Newport Beach Orange County to have her procedure performed by Dr. Sadati.
Although every patient is different, Dr. Sadati has successfully performed more than 3,500 facelifts with local anesthesia and twilight sedation. Unlike general anesthesia, which has unwanted side effects like post-operative nausea, dizziness, and vomiting, twilight sedation simply put a person in deep sleep while they breathe on their own. Local anesthesia then used to numb the face, making the entire surgical process painless. Similar to a colonoscopy, you’ll be conscious but completely unaware of the procedure. Since it’s fast-acting and wears off quickly, your recovery will also be more pleasant.