Usually involving approximately 4hrs end to end – from admission to discharge, depending upon your procedure.
Is the thought of undergoing a general anaesthetic holding you back from the cosmetic surgery you desire?
If so, then we have the solution at Linia.
Our surgeons can undertake a number of our surgical procedures using local anaesthetic, with or without twilight sedation if required. These procedures include eyelid surgery, facelifts, breast re-shaping and enlargement, nipple surgery and scar revision.
The many benefits of local anaesthesia include a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery time. In fact most patients undergoing procedures using this method are able to return home the same day. It’s a well known fact that people recover much better when they are at home rather than staying in hospital. Another benefit is that there are fewer risks than those often associated with a general anaesthetic and you won’t be feeling groggy or nauseous afterwards.
Many Linia patients choose this option for a variety of reasons. They may have suffered previously from the adverse effects of a general anaesthetic – as can sometimes happen, or they just don’t have the time in their busy lives for a longer recovery period as is normally expected when having surgery under a general anaesthetic.
Surgeons who perform face lift surgery under local anaesthetic state that there is minimal distortion due to there being no anaesthetic tube and they can make the face move as they want. They believe this way they can often achieve better results.
Local anaesthetic options are available at our following clinics:
- Harley Street
If you would like to read Linia patient’s stories and experiences about surgery under local anaesthetic, have a look at our in the media section. If you would like to speak to one our Cosmetic Surgery Advisors for more information, please call us on 0800 170 7171