Can My Facelift And Neck Lift Be Performed With Local Anesthesia?
For patients worried about the risks of going under general anesthesia, more significant rejuvenating procedures like the facelift and neck lift have seemed out of reach. However, with Dr. Mesa, you can achieve your aesthetic goals with a facelift and/or neck lift without general anesthesia because Dr. Mesa pioneered and specializes in performing facelifts and neck lifts with local anesthesia.
How does a facelift or neck lift work with local anesthesia?
Dr. Mesa uses a diluted local anesthetic he injects into the face and neck, fully numbing the area. This allows him to perform your surgery without causing you discomfort. Dr. Mesa also uses music therapy to provide a more relaxed, spa-like feeling. You will be awake but experience no pain while Dr. Mesa performs the procedure.
Your surgery will take 4-6 hours to complete as Dr. Mesa tightens the underlying muscle structure, removes excess loose skin, and repositions tissue to achieve a smooth, natural-looking rejuvenation and more youthful neck or face contour.
What is the plus side of having a neck lift or facelift with local anesthesia?
Actually, there are a number of plus sides. General anesthesia and twilight anesthesia both affect blood pressure and include risks and unpleasant side effects. With local anesthesia, this is no longer a concern. Beyond a generally higher level of patient safety, there are more significant benefits:
- You’ll be able to breathe on your own, so a breathing tube isn’t required. This also eliminates a sore throat, which usually results from the breathing tube.
- The risk of swelling, bruising, or blood accumulating beneath the skin is lower.
- Your recovery period is faster and you can return to your usual activities sooner.
Your facelift or neck lift with local anesthesia
The goal of a facelift or neck lift is to achieve a rejuvenated, more youthful appearance and reduce the signs of aging. Your facelift or neck lift will be performed expertly after Dr. Mesa applies local anesthesia. He performs the procedures with refined, precise techniques honed from his many years of experience. During your procedure, you will be awake, aware, and even able to speak, but you’ll feel no pain. Dr. Mesa will talk with you to ensure you are comfortable and feel secure during your procedure.
Why choose Dr. Mesa?
Dr. Mesa is a Harvard-educated, triple fellowship-trained board-certified plastic surgeon who is nationally recognized for his advances in facial plastic surgery. He pioneered and refined facelift and neck lift surgery for patients with local anesthesia to improve patient experience and lower risks. Dr. Mesa is caring and compassionate and has dedicated his exceptional surgical skills to achieving stellar outcomes for his patients.