The newest revolution in facial plastic surgery comes in the form of local anesthesia. When partially sedated and anesthetized only in the surgical area, facial plastic surgery becomes lower risk and often comes with a shorter recovery. Patients often have hesitance surrounding local anesthesia when considering a major plastic surgery such as a brow lift. This often leads to the question, “Can a brow lift be done under local anesthesia?”
The answer is yes. Dr. Santos can perform brow lift surgery under local anesthesia. Patients remain perfectly comfortable and take an oral sedative to stay comfortable. While most patients are only partially awake during a local anesthesia brow lift, some may feel some moderate pressure, but not pain.
Utilizing local anesthesia for a brow lift comes with advantages for many patients. It can shorten recovery time, may contribute to less severe side effects, reduces or eliminates risks of anesthesia, and is often preferred for higher risk patients.
Dr. Santos is one of the top facial plastic surgeons using local anesthesia to make his Seattle brow lifts safer. To schedule a consultation, call us at 206-324-1120. You can also reach out online via contact form, chat, or Price Simulator®.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.