What kind of anesthesia do you use for a facelift?

There are several different types of anesthesia available for a facelift. At The Choe Center, we use intravenous type (IV) of anesthesia. The anesthesiologist will be present during the entire course of the surgery to monitor the patient. The IV type of anesthesia allows us to keep the patient very comfortable without needing to paralyze the patient or intubate (put tube down the windpipe). All the necessary medication for the patient to stay still and comfortable is given through the vein. Furthermore, because inhalant gas is not used post surgical nausea and vomit rate is less than 1% at The Choe Center. We have performed hundreds of facelifts using this type of anesthesia with excellent results.