I’m from Austin, Texas and I’m looking to undergo some type of facelift procedure. There seem to be so many different types out there that I’m not sure which procedure would most benefit me. What I’m wondering, though, is what type of anesthesia is generally used for the facelift and if different types are used for different techniques.
We utilize either oral sedation and local anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia for our facelift procedures. We did not use general anesthesia for any facial rejuvenation procedures. We feel that using lighter sedation allows for less risk of nausea and more rapid recovery.
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