Psychologists say some people just don’t want the risk of undergoing anesthesia, particularly with a cosmetic procedure. Although extremely rare, many patients feel that if something were to go wrong they could not live with themselves.
For this reason, as well as others of an economic nature, there are quite a few procedures that can be performed in the office with only a local numbing. These maintenance procedures can be performed on several areas of the face and body.
Most people are familiar with a few of the most common maintenance procedures such as Botox®, Restylane®, Juvederm™ and Perlane, etc. These are facial filler products used to remove wrinkles or enhance certain areas of the face such as the lips. Procedures which can be performed in the office that you may not be familiar with are liposuction (to remove smaller volumes of fat on the “love handles,” facial jowling or a “double chin”), mini-blepharoplasty (eye lift), as well as mini-facelift (such as the Band Aid Facelift).
Although these maintenance procedures are not appropriate for everyone, they are yet another option for people seeking cost effective ways to improve their appearance. Call our office today to schedule your consultation and we’ll discuss your options.
I am a breast cancer survivor. I went through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and then I founded and am President of a nonprofit foundation called Chemoflage. One of the main reasons that I wanted to investigate the Band-Aid face lift surgery was number one I did not want to be put to sleep. I have been through too much already. And number 2, I did not want downtime. In fact the following week, even though I had some stitches around my ears, I was able to go to the beach with my family, with my children and grandchildren. Dr. LeRoy is a very Southern gentleman and I am a very Southern, if you could not tell lady and we just hit it off very well. He is very kind. I felt his personality was very laid back and reassuring.
One of the reasons that I was most interested in having the type of procedure that I did have done was because it was something that we do not have to be put to sleep completely. It was local. The recovery was wonderful. I actually could have gone out that very day, that I felt very comfortable. They make me feel that way. Dr. LeRoy is a delight and a true professional and any questions that I had, he could answer everything for me. I think that the one thing that I would have wanted to know from someone who had had the procedure before I was going to have it was what is the worst experience that I am going to have. What is the worst kind of pain that I am going to feel because you are awake during the procedure, you are not being put to sleep which is a wonderful advantage, and I would have to say that the one thing was the injections, which are the local injections that they put in and it is just like what you would experience when you went to the dentist when you have an injection put in for the Novocaine. At that one moment you feel the injection going in and immediately after that it is already numbing and then it is over.