Question : What anesthesia is used for a facelift? Do I have a choice in what I can use?
Answer : The choice of anesthesia depends on the facial plastic surgeon and the consideration of the patient. The anesthesia can be either a general anesthetic or local anesthetic with IV sedation. The most important thing is to make sure that the anesthetic is safe and the patient is not having potential complications based on the anesthesia or their breathing. If there is no medical contraindication, the patient can choose to have the anesthesia that they feel comfortable with, if it is safe and it will not affect the results of surgery.