Facelift Santa Monica CA
- Anesthesia: Local / Twlight
- Age: 60-69 Years Old
- Post Op Timeline: 2 months Post Op
- Gender: Female
After contemplating a facelift for years, this patient decided to consult with Dr. Sadati after reading that he had been voted the “Best Cosmetic Surgeon in Orange County” by the Orange County Register four years in a row. She disliked the way her neck and lower face were starting to sag, and the vertical wrinkles near her mouth made her feel sad and matronly. Dr. Sadati explained that by utilizing his “Double C” Plication technique, he could apply tension around her face and neck muscles in a uniform manner. The combination face and neck lift wouldn’t leave any tell-tale signs, such as hairline bunching or tightness around the mouth, but it would lift the neck and jowl area in a natural way.
After her procedure, which entailed only local anesthesia and twilight sedation (similar to the kind used during colonoscopy procedures), she returned home to the Santa Monica, California area for a pleasant and easy recovery. At her eight-week post-operative appointment, she appeared rested, rejuvenated, and happy. “My turkey neck is gone, and I look so much more relaxed. I can’t believe I waited until my 60s to do this. You’re the best cosmetic surgeon in Orange County, by far. No wonder you have more than 600 five-star reviews.”
I’m considering a facelift and possibly a neck lift. Is local anesthesia better than general anesthesia?
While the type of anesthesia is a genuine concern, Dr. Sadati only uses local anesthesia and twilight sedation when performing face and neck lifts. It is similar to the kind of anesthesia colonoscopy patients receive He has performed more than 3,500 facelifts utilizing this type of anesthesia because it is safe and well tolerated by patients. It also eliminates the negative side effects that are common with general anesthesia, such as dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Local anesthesia is less invasive and wears off quickly, so patients are able to return home promptly following their procedure. To be sure you receive the best care, make sure you choose a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon who has extensive experience no matter what type of anesthesia is offered.