At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we offer advanced plastic and cosmetic surgery to make your dreams of beauty and rejuvenation become reality. Under the expert guidance of Dr. Ali Charafeddine, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon, we pride ourselves on offering the most advanced and patient-centric procedures in Miami, FL. One such revolutionary procedure is the EVE Lift™ performed under local anesthesia (twilight sedation).
What is Twilight Sedation?
Twilight sedation, often referred to as “conscious sedation,” is a form of anesthesia that allows patients to remain awake and responsive during their cosmetic procedures while feeling relaxed and pain-free. It is a safe and comfortable alternative to general anesthesia for many surgical and non-surgical treatments.
Benefits of Twilight Sedation Over General Anesthesia
Twilight sedation is generally considered safer than general anesthesia, as it carries fewer risks and side effects. Patients typically experience fewer complications during and after their procedure.
Patients who receive twilight sedation tend to recover more quickly than those who undergo general anesthesia. They can often return home sooner and experience less post-operative nausea and grogginess.
General anesthesia can sometimes lead to complications like aspiration or respiratory issues. Twilight sedation minimizes these risks because patients maintain their ability to breathe independently and protect their airways.
Patients under twilight sedation remain comfortable and relaxed throughout their procedure, reducing anxiety and discomfort associated with surgery. They can also respond to the surgeon's instructions, making it easier to achieve the desired results.
Awake Facelift: The Power of Twilight Sedation
One of the most exciting applications of twilight sedation at Eden Plastic Surgery Institute is the Awake Facelift, which combines the benefits of local anesthesia and conscious sedation to perform facial rejuvenation procedures. Here are the key advantages:
With patients awake during the Awake Facelift, Dr. Charafeddine can precisely assess and adjust the facial tissues, ensuring a more natural and harmonious result that aligns with the patient's unique features.
Patients can provide immediate feedback during the procedure, enabling real-time adjustments for optimal outcomes. This collaborative approach between patient and surgeon fosters trust and satisfaction.
Since the recovery period is shorter and more comfortable with twilight sedation, patients can typically return to their daily activities sooner than those who choose general anesthesia.
The Awake Facelift can be tailored to address specific areas of concern, whether it's the neck, jawline, or cheeks. Dr. Charafeddine can customize the procedure to meet each patient's individual needs and goals.
At Eden Plastic Surgery Institute, we are committed to providing our patients with the safest, most effective, and comfortable cosmetic procedures. With the benefits of twilight sedation and the innovative Awake Facelift, we ensure that your journey to a more youthful and radiant appearance is not only successful but also a pleasant experience.