Facelift under local anesthesia is the new trend.
Also known as rhytidectomy, a facelift is a surgical procedure to improve visible signs of aging in your face and neck, such as sagging, creases, displaced or excess fat, loss of muscle tone, jowls, loose skin and double chin.
Less is more The latest trend in facelift surgery is to do less at an earlier age. This procedure has a shorter recuperation time and there are fewer risks involved because there is no general anesthesia. Our gentler technique minimizes bruising and swelling which speeds recovery.
Local anesthesia Most patients will choose local anesthesia if the surgeon spends the time to explain why it is a better, safer and more cost effective option. It has been shown that local anesthesia with oral sedation is all that is needed for facelift procedures. Because our new gentler facelift technique uses only local anesthesia there no side or after effects of general anesthesia. In fact, it allows the patient to be awake but comfortable during the procedure and the recovery time is much quicker. We also offer the option of deeper sedation, if desired.
What facelifts won't do A facelift will not change your fundamental appearance and cannot stop the aging process.
Is it right for me? A facelift can only be performed surgically; non-surgical rejuvenation treatments cannot achieve the same results. Facelift surgery is a highly individualized procedure and is a good option for you if you are physically healthy, do not smoke and have a positive outlook and specific, but realistic goals in mind for the improvement of your appearance.
What to expect during your facelift consultation The success and safety of your facelift depends very much on your complete candidness during your consultation. You’ll be asked a number of questions about your health, desires and lifestyle. Be prepared to discuss any medical conditions, drug allergies and medical treatments, as well as use of medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs.
Lasting Results A new study has shown that after undergoing a facelift, a person may look an average of about 9 years younger than their actual age.
"Patients generally look more refreshed with facial features that are better defined and lifted to the proper position,"
John A. Perrotti, MD has been selected for inclusion in the 2008-2012 editions of Top Doctors-New York Metro Area, the acclaimed guide to the top 10% specialty care physicians in the tri-state New York area. Also featured in “The Best Beauty Docs”, New York Magazine, he is one of the field’s sharpest talents and his surgical skills are unrivaled in the New York area.