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Have you ever thought about having a facelift, only to be put off by the thought of being under a general anaesthetic? A local anaesthetic concept facelift offers all the benefits of the traditional facelift, but the procedure can be performed using only a local anaesthetic.

Why might you need a local anaesthetic concept facelift?

A local anaesthetic concept facelift is perfect for those who wish to undergo a facelift but don’t want to run the risks associated with using a general anaesthetic. A facelift can help to rejuvenate your appearance and restore youthful firmness and definition.

What are the benefits of a local anaesthetic concept facelift?

The biggest benefit of a local anaesthetic facelift is its avoidance of general anaesthetic. Some of the other advantages include:

  • Rejuvenating the look of the face
  • Making the skin appear firmer and more youthful
  • Adding shape and definition to the face

What does a local anaesthetic concept facelift involve?

Concept facelifts are unique in the fact that they deliver all the results and benefits of a traditional facelift but use a smaller scar technique and reduce the amount of recovery time required. They also result in a more natural look than those that are achieved by some traditional facelifts. 

At the start of the procedure, fluid is injected to numb the face. An incision will be made in front of the ear to allow the surgeon to separate the skin and muscle, lifting the tissue then replacing it in a more youthful position. Any excess skin is then trimmed before the skin is stitched back into position. 

A local anaesthetic concept facelift usually takes 2-3 hours to perform, yet lasts as long as a traditional facelift. 

There are always risks associated with surgical procedures. Some of the specific complications include:

  • Blood collecting beneath the surface of the skin
  • Infection of the wound
  • Issues with the facial nerve

Recovery Time

As general anaesthetic is not required, you are free to go home once the procedure is complete, avoiding the need for a hospital stay. Minimal swelling and bruising should also be expected initially. 

Treatment Cost

The cost of a local anaesthetic concept facelift is much lower than that of a traditional facelift. Costs will be fully discussed during your initial consultation. 

We’d be delighted if you wanted to arrange a consultation with us. Please call the Helpline on 0800 917 4922 for free and professional advice or submit a contact form here for more information.

To make a fully informed decision, click this link for a guide on what to consider before making a decision.

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