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Facelift Under Local Anesthesia

Facelift Under Local Anesthesia

Looking your best improves your self-confidence at any age. Facelifts offer the advantage of helping men and women retain a more youthful appearance in the latter half of life. Two drawbacks of most facelifts are the need for general anesthesia and an extensive recovery time. Dr. Kenrick Spence of Hillcrest Plastic Surgery in Orlando has perfected an innovative facelift under local anesthesia that offers many benefits for his patients seeking a more youthful appearance.

Facelifts can rejuvenate the lower face, midface and neck, reducing sagging and excess skin. Traditional facelifts are completed under general anesthesia, requiring a longer recovery time. In the past, only mini-facelifts could be completed under local anesthesia. Dr. Spence has devised new techniques to allow a complete, natural-appearing facelift under local anesthesia with a quicker recovery time and less discomfort for his patients.

Faster Recovery and Minimal Bruising

By using advanced techniques and only local anesthesia, Dr. Spence can help those desiring a facelift have a faster recovery after their procedure. Facelifts performed under local anesthesia at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery result in less nausea, bruising, swelling and other side effects. This is partly due to only using local anesthesia and avoiding opiate use after the procedure. The methods used do not require drains, reducing the discomfort during recovery.

While most facelift procedures require two or more weeks of recovery, our facelift under local anesthesia has a much faster recovery time. Patients experience less swelling and bruising, allowing them to return to work or their regular activities in as little as seven days. The quicker healing and recovery are highly advantageous benefits of our unique facelift option. Plus, there are fewer health or surgery risks with local anesthesia versus general anesthesia, making it a safe option for our patients.

To minimize bruising, Dr. Spence uses intense pulsed light, or IPL, treatments after his local anesthesia facelifts. This technique of using laser therapy helps minimize the noticeable bruising and helps the skin repair after the facelift procedure. Dr. Spence also recommends a diet protocol during recovery that can help minimize post-operative swelling and bruising, which helps to speed the recovery and healing process.

Long Lasting Natural Results

Of course, no one wants a facelift that does not deliver the results they desire. With our local anesthesia facelifts, our patients get both the natural and long-lasting results paired with fewer side effects and a quicker recovery time. Dr. Spence uses advanced plastic surgery techniques to create stunning results that never look fake or unnatural. Patients look 10 to 20 years younger without a pulled or stretched appearance.

The beautiful results from our local anesthesia facelifts are created using advanced techniques during the surgical process. Dr. Spence uses progressive tension and cheek suspension sutures to create natural contouring of the cheeks and face. He also is a master at hiding incisions and scars with his scar management protocol. His methods create stunning results that help his patients look like a younger version of themselves while hiding evidence of any surgical intervention. Not only are the results beautiful and natural, but the methods used are also designed to last and maintain a younger appearance for many years.

If you have been considering a facelift to enjoy a more youthful look, consider the benefits of visiting our team at Hillcrest Plastic Surgery. Dr. Spence is highly experienced, with an excellent reputation for incredible, natural results. Dr. Spence is one of the only facial plastic surgeons to offer a complete facelift under local anesthesia, with quick recovery, less discomfort, fewer side effects and gorgeous results.

If you are interested in learning more about our facelift under local anesthesia procedure, contact our office in Orlando to schedule a consultation. You could look years younger with only one week of recovery. Let us help begin the journey to a more youthful, confident you.

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Roxanne Jones

I love the office and staff here, They are always so friendly and pleasant. I love the different Promotion they offer for the holiday also the doctors are ausome the best that I have ever encounterd and I have had a few nits and tucks done here and there.

Jamie Chisolm

I have been a patient of Dr. Spence twice now. I didn't hesitate to contact him when I was ready to move forward with my adominoplasty. It has been a long and, at times, rough recovery but Dr. Spence and his staff have been right by my side every step of the way.

Connie Hansen

I have been a patient of Dr. Spence twice now. I love the results and thanks to him I feel great! Dr. Spence and his team are very friendly and professional, they make you feel right at home. I would definitely recommend all my friends and family.

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