Does a mini facelift with chin lipo need to be done with general or can twilight be used? What do you use? And do you usually do mini facelift with chin lipo if the patient is over 40?

Julio Garcia, MD ⋅ Staff ⋅ 7 months 5 days ago

It is my preference to use general anesthesia for such procedures as I find it easier for the patient and the general anesthesia is very safe. The advantages of twilight anesthesia are magnified by those that cannot use general anesthesia. Many doctors do perform those procedures under local or twilight anesthesia. I have frequently found that those surgeons actually cannot use general anesthesia as they do not have hospital privileges to allow them, so they have to use twilight anesthesia instead.