What anesthesia is used for a facelift? Do I have a choice in what I can use?
We do several types of facelifts and the type of lift will determine the anesthesia we will utilize. For a limited incision facelift we utilize local anesthesia and oral sedation. For full lower face and neck lifts we utilize an ambulatory surgery center with intravenous sedation. We can use deeper levels of anesthesia if the patient prefers but this is not our usual method.
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