Painless Facelift / No-Anesthesia Facelift / Awake Facelift

Dr. Ben Talei, a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon at the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery is an expert in painless surgical techniques and performing even the most advanced face & neck procedures under local anesthesia. Painless facelift is one of the most popular procedures he performs in Beverly Hills without the use of a general anesthetic.

What is an Awake or Painless Facelift?

Dr. Talei is an expert in a large variety of facial rejuvenation techniques. The most advanced and natural techniques he has developed are the deep plane mini-lift or mini-facelift and the SMART lift, a modified, extended deep plane facelift. Regardless of the procedure or whether it is a primary (first-time) facelift or a revision facelift (secondary facelift), Dr. Talei can seamlessly perform these surgeries for his patients.

A facelift without the use of general anesthesia is quite easy to perform. Using a series of local nerve blocks and gentle infiltration, Dr. Talei can quickly and easily numb the entire face. Laser resurfacing using a fractionated CO2 laser can also be performed simultaneously. While some patients choose to take a nap during the procedure, others prefer to stay awake and chat or listen to music.

What are the benefits of an Awake Facelift?

Undergoing facial rejuvenation without the use of general anesthesia offers a multitude of significant benefits, making it a compelling choice for many patients:

  • Safe Alternative: One of the clearest advantages is providing a safe and viable option for individuals who may be hesitant to receive anesthesia due to health concerns, emotional reasons, or personal preference.
  • Reduced Recovery Time: An often overlooked benefit is the significant reduction in recovery time when undergoing a procedure under local anesthesia. Without the vasodilation caused by many general anesthetics, patients experience less bruising and swelling post-surgery. This results in a quicker return to normal functions, with many patients bouncing back almost immediately.
  • Minimized Bruising and Swelling: The absence of vasodilation during local anesthesia contributes to minimized bruising and swelling, providing patients with a more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing recovery process.
  • Quick Return to Normal Activities: Patients undergoing procedures without general anesthesia can swiftly resume their normal activities, experiencing a faster and more efficient recovery compared to traditional methods.
  • Cost-Effective Option: Performing procedures under local anesthesia is often less costly, making it a cost-effective choice that resonates with a majority of patients.

Opting for facial rejuvenation at the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery without general anesthesia addresses safety concerns and enhances the overall experience. It does this by reducing recovery time, minimizing bruising and swelling, enabling a quick return to normal activities and offering a more budget-friendly solution for patients.

Facelift without General Anesthesia: Schedule a consultation

Embarking on the journey toward a facelift without general anesthesia is a personal decision that requires thoughtful consideration. To explore whether this approach aligns with your needs and preferences, scheduling a consultation with Dr. Ben Talei is the first crucial step. During this personalized consultation, you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your goals, concerns and medical history. Dr. Talei will carefully assess your candidacy for a facelift without general anesthesia, taking into account factors such as pain tolerance, anxiety levels and desired outcomes. This collaborative discussion allows you to gain valuable insights into the procedure, its advantages and any potential limitations. Dr. Talei’s expertise ensures a comprehensive evaluation, enabling you to make an informed decision tailored to your unique circumstances. Schedule a consultation today to embark on the path to facial rejuvenation with confidence and clarity.

You will receive the most advanced and reliable treatments at the Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery. As experts dedicated to facial cosmetic surgery in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, we can customize care and accommodate all our patients, using various techniques most suitable to your individual needs. Please contact us with any questions.


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