Are You Awake During Eyelid Surgery? Eyelid surgery—also called blepharoplasty surgery—is a relatively minor facial plastic surgery procedure. It is often performed in under an hour. Since the procedure, while still surgery, is not as invasive as other procedures commonly performed. Therefore, it is possible to perform under local anesthesia. Are you awake during eyelid […]
How Painful Is A Facelift?
Like any surgery, prospective facelift patients often have concerns about post-operative pain. Considering that facelift surgery is a major procedure, patients can expect some post-operative pain. Dr. Santos does also prescribe pain medications to take following surgery. Let’s look at just, “How painful is a facelift?” Every patient can expect a different amount of pain […]
Do You Have To Be Put Under For A Brow Lift?
One of the main risks of surgery–especially in patients over fifty–is general anesthesia. It often causes side effects and can come with its own complications separate from the surgery itself. When considering an anti-aging facial plastic, one of the top concerns for both the patient and Dr. Santos is their ability to withstand general anesthesia. […]
Are You Awake During A Nose Job?
More and more facial plastic surgeries are being performed under local anesthesia. This means that patients are fully or–more commonly–partially awake during their surgery. Dr. Santos frequently performs facelifts, neck lifts, and facial liposuction, among others under local anesthesia. As one of the more common facial plastic surgeries, patients often wonder, “Are you awake during […]
Is A Facelift Under Local Anesthesia Painful?
The use of local anesthesia during facial plastic surgery is proving to be not only possible but preferable in many cases. It lowers the overall risk of surgery, makes facelifts more accessible to people with medical conditions, and often results in an easier recovery. Some patients feel anxious about not going completely under for the […]
Facelift Seattle: Is A Facelift Dangerous?
It is understandable that patients may feel nervous before undergoing a facelift. When researching or discussing the risks, patients may wonder, “Is a facelift dangerous?” Since a facelift is an elective surgery, patients often become more nervous about the possible risks of a facelift. Dr. David Santos can discuss these risks with you and the […]
The History of Facelifts
The history of the facelift begins with the successful facelift performed by German surgeon, Erich Lexer in 1916. The demand among socialites and the aristocracy of the early 20th century for ways to stay young was high. When Dr. Lexer succeeded in lifting the skin and fat that accumulates on the face with age, plastic […]
What Are The Benefits of Local Anesthesia And How Could It Benefit Your Facelift Surgery?
When you go into surgery, you often expect being placed to sleep under general anesthesia. For many surgical procedures, local anesthesia with oral sedation may be a better option to minimize risks and lessen recovery time. Seattle plastic surgeon, Dr. Santos, pioneered the use of local anesthetic in his facial cosmetic surgeries. During a facelift […]