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How do I prepare for facelift surgery?

Safety is our primary concern, and perioperative instructions can help reduce the risks associated with plastic surgery and anesthesia. In addition, preparation before facelift surgery helps maximize recovery after plastic surgery. Each patient and procedure is unique, so variations will occur and be specific for each patient. Patients must read the before any procedure. Common …

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Can facelift surgery be done without anesthesia?

All plastic surgery procedures require some form of anesthesia, even if minimal. The minimal amount of anesthesia is referred to as local anesthesia, where ice, vibration, numbing cream, and/or local injection is used to numb the treated area. Only the treated area is numbed, and the patient remains awake, alert, and comfortable. Nonsurgical office treatments …

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What type of anesthesia is used during facelift surgery?

Nonsurgical facial procedures (e.g., BOTOX®, Restylane®, KYBELLA®) are performed in the office with local anesthesia. Minor surgery (e.g., mini lift) may also normally performed with local anesthesia. Facelift surgery may be performed with either IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia at accredited facilities with a licensed anesthetist. Patients are safe and comfortable during their procedures. …

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Where is facelift surgery performed?

Dr. Chaboki practices facial plastic surgery at several DC-area surgical facilities to accommodate his patients: Georgetown University Medical Center MedStar Surgery Center Minor procedures with local anesthesia are performed in the DC office. Surgical procedures with IV (twilight) sedation or general anesthesia are performed at accredited facilities with a board-certified anesthetist.

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How long will results of facelift surgery last?

After facelift surgery, you should look better than nature intended for the remainder of your life. The aging process continues, however, so wrinkles and sagging skin will reappear years after facial surgery. You can always expect to look better than if you had not had the procedure in the first place. Patients may consider nonsurgical …

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Is the “XYZ” facelift procedure worth it?

No other aspect of facial cosmetic surgery has received more marketing terms than the facelift. Many plastic surgeons have trademarked or branded their facelift techniques, but in reality these names are only for marketing. The best facelift surgeons tailor each surgery to the specific needs of each patient without any specific branded name. One facelift …

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Who is a candidate for facelift surgery?

Facelift surgery candidates generally have the following qualities, which may vary for each person: Good general health Over 18 years old Excess skin and/or fat of the lower face and neck Droopy or sagging tissue As a facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Chaboki will tailor the facelift surgery as appropriate for you. Facelift surgery is customized …

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What age is appropriate for a facelift?

Patients may start considering cosmetic facelift surgery at a younger age, for those who were born with excess skin or fat. Neck liposuction and chin augmentation with an implant are more often performed for these younger patients. Many patients start considering cosmetic facelift surgery (e.g., mini lift or S lift) after age 40.

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What are alternatives to facelift surgery?

Nonsurgical alternatives to facelift surgery include BOTOX or Dysport injections around the eyes and forehead to reduce wrinkles and improve brow position. Facial fillers such as Restylane® or BELOTERO® as a "liquid facelift" may reduce wrinkles and creases. KYBELLA® injections can reduce excess neck fat. For optimal outcomes in patients with significant excess or loose …

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How can I reduce the risks of facelift surgery?

Education is the best method to reduce risks. Learning about the procedure and risks, including a discussion with your plastic surgeon helps promote safety. Follow the preoperative and postoperative care instructions of your plastic surgeon. These care instructions are meant as a guide and don't replace specific instructions for you. Preparation reduces risks both before …

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