There are, of course, permanent scars as a result of this surgery. Every effort will be made to conceal or to make them as inconspicuous as possible. There may be discoloration and swelling in the
Pain following a facelift is actually very minimal. However, you will be given prescriptions for pain medications at your preoperative appointment one week prior to the surgery. You should have these filled and ready for
Drains are sometimes used to remove excess blood from the surgical areas. You will be given care instructions after surgery and they are usually removed at the first appointment postop.
Immediately following the procedure you will have a full facial wrap covering your forehead, neck, and head. This wrap is used to minimize swelling, bruising and bleeding will left in place for 24-48 hours postoperatively.
No, you may not drive for a 24-hour period following sedation of any kind. You will need a responsible friend or family member to take you home and care for you for at least the
There is a circulating nurse who will greet you, perform preoperative assessment, and prepare you for the day. You will then meet with your Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist who will start your IV and answer
Cosmetic procedures such as this are performed in our office surgical suite. We have a separate preoperative area, full anesthesia capabilities in our main operating room, and comfortable post anesthesia care unit with private bathroom
As Dr. Lambruschi would say, “I could rush…” but seriously, the length of the procedure depends on many variables, but usually takes all morning. You can typically expect a 3-4 hour surgical time, with a
MAC anesthesia or monitored anesthesia care is provided by a Certified Nurse Anesthetist. Having anesthesia personal present ensures your safety and comfort throughout the procedure. The cost for this is included in your surgical fees.