As we age, our facial appearance begins to decline. This decline is usually due to factors such as natural aging, sun exposure, and even gravity. This often leads to flattened cheeks, a slacking jawline, creases around the mouth, and skin laxity that may spread to the neck.
Arroyo’s Unique Sedation Method
During a facelift procedure, Dr. Christian Arroyo utilizes a unique sedation method referred to as Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) Sedation. This technique is considered to be generally safer and allows the patient to breathe independently without any intubation during surgery. Furthermore, patients do not suffer from side effects such as nausea, vomiting, or pain associated with general anesthesia. Once you have been prepped for surgery, the surgeon’s team will administer a specific type of oral medication, instead of the typical intravenous medication, to ease the nerves and assist with pain control.
Many of his facelift patients find it very comfortable and preferable as it helps to utilize fewer intravenous medications during surgery. After this, the patient is brought into the operating room, where a painless IV is started, and intravenous medications are administered to give the patient comfortable sedation without intubation. The patient is closely monitored by Dr. Arroyo’s surgical staff, with patient safety being the #1 priority. After the surgery is done, you wake up relaxed without pain, nausea, or vomiting, ready to go home and recover.