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Is it possible to have facelift without general anesthetic?

Is it possible to have facelift without general anesthetic?

Is it possible to have facelift without general anesthetic?

Q: I was set to have a facelift, laser resurfacing, cheek implants, and upper and lower eyelid surgery. Then, six days before my surgery, I was told by my surgeon that the anesthesiologist said that my EKG made using general anesthesia too risky. I’m only 62 and have inherited my mother’s “turkey neck.” I cannot accept the fact that I will have to live with this for the rest of my anticipated long life. Is any procedure available with local anesthetic to help me?

A: I perform most of my facelifts with sedation and local anesthesia. General anesthesia is needed for long surgeries, surgeries involving big muscles (like a tummy tuck) and surgeries that are very painful (like liposuction). With a skilled surgeon, a full facelift or any variation can be easily performed without general anesthesia. This significantly lowers your risk for complications due to anesthesia and shortens your recovery time!

No, thank you. I do not want.
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