I am going for my second facelift next month. My first one was about 15 years ago. I think I would like to be awake for the surgery. Do you advise against this?
Although facelifts are performed under local anesthesia, it can be somewhat of an unpleasant experience except in the right circumstances. Unless the facelift that you are planning on having is a mini facelift, a revision facelift can require some extensive dissection to perform the procedure correctly. If you would like to be awake during your revision facelift then I would suggest mild sedation along with local anesthesia. It is also known as twilight anesthesia and can provide a very good level of comfort during any facelift procedure.