About Local – Or “Awake” - Facelifts

Facelift surgery typically requires that the patient undergo general anesthesia, but at our San Antonio cosmetic surgery center in South Texas, we can perform facelifts under local anesthetic for the benefit of the patient. The use of general anesthesia is necessary in some cases, but whenever possible, Dr. Constance Barone performs local or awake surgery as she feels it is less risky and provides the patient with improved comfort. Utilizing a local anesthetic instead of general anesthesia allows the patient to recover more quickly, feel less discomfort during the recovery process, and return to daily tasks in less time after surgery. For patients who are hesitant to undergo general anesthesia but are still interested in cosmetic surgery, this technique offers a potentially ideal alternative.

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Local and Awake Facelifts - Cosmetic Facelift Surgery

A facelift, known technically as a rhytidectomy, is a cosmetic surgery procedure that involves the removal and re-draping of excess skin (and sometimes underlying tissue) on the patient's face and neck. Facelifts can be combined with other procedures, such as upper and lower eyelid surgery, injections, and even liposuction (including custom acoustic liposuction) for a more complete transformation. As wrinkles and fat deposits on the face often cannot be eliminated through traditional exercise or diet programs, cosmetic facelift surgery is one of the most effective ways to take years off of the face.

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Whether local anesthetic can be used in cosmetic facelift surgery depends on a variety of factors; however, Dr. Barone employs the technique whenever possible because the patient is able to be a part of the process and typically enjoys a much quicker post-operative recovery. With the treatment area anesthetized so that it is insensitive to pain, Dr. Barone is able to use a variety of techniques to satisfy the patient's aesthetic goals. One popular technique is to make incisions around the ears so that any scarring is inconspicuous; once the incisions are made, Dr. Barone can remove excess skin or tissue and, using her judgment and experience, tighten the remaining skin in a manner that gives the patient a healthier, more youthful appearance.

Contact Dr. Barone to Learn More about Cosmetic Facelift Surgery

Dr. Barone has been performing facelift surgery in the San Antonio and South Texas area for years, and would be happy to set up a cosmetic consultation with you to discuss your goals. We invite you to contact our plastic surgery center today to schedule a consultation!

Dr. Constance Barone

Dr. Constance Barone

Dr. Constance Barone in San Antonio, TX, and her team pride themselves in delivering safe, compassionate care tailored to your individual needs. She has been voted one of the Top Plastic Surgeons in America and her professional affiliations include:

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

To schedule a consultation and learn more about how Dr. Barone can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, contact our office online, or call (210) 614-0400.

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