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Miami Facelift Plastic Surgery Near You

Save up to $3,000 on your Miami Face Lift procedure with oral sedation & local anesthesia:

  • Maximum of safety
  • Ease of recovery

The facelift surgery procedures we offer at our Aventura, FL clinic just north of Miami are very comfortable and essentially pain-free.

The facelift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to elevate, mobilize and reposition sagging and aging skin and muscles of the face and neck. This is an excellent procedure that is best performed under local anesthesia at younger ages. Today, the longest lasting and most natural results are achieved by working on the deepest layer of facial tissue and muscle, known as the SMAS or Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System.

Facelift surgery can be performed on any healthy individual between thirty-five and eighty-five years of age. The goal of a facelift is to create a natural appearance and enhance a more youthful look without evidence of pulling or facial distortion. When properly done, the result should be undetectable. All Miami facelifts are done in the Aventura office operating room with oral sedation and local injections anesthesia. This provides a maximum of safety and ease of recovery. The procedure is also is very comfortable and essentially pain-free.

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Local Anesthesia

Today, many types of surgery can be safely and painlessly performed while you are awake. Local anesthesia, also called local anesthetic, is usually a one-time injection of medicine that numbs a small area of the body. At our Miami office, local anesthesia with oral sedation is administered as a prevention used during minor procedures to numb a small site where the pain is likely to occur without changing the patient’s awareness. Patients will be awake and alert, and you may feel some pressure, but won’t feel pain in the area being treated. Many patients are likely familiar with local anesthetics being used for dental procedures and for numbing an area that needs to be stitched.

During a Miami facelift in our local office, local anesthetic with oral sedation has made it possible to perform surgical procedures quickly, with less preparation and a shorter recovery time. General anesthesia and anesthesia that sedates you can cause side effects such as nausea, and a physician anesthesiologist must monitor you if you are administered these types of anesthesia — during the procedure and for a time afterward. Side effects and complications are rare and usually minor when a patient receives local anesthesia with oral sedation in our Miami plastic surgery office. 

When you enter our Miami plastic surgery office for a procedure, you will be given local anesthesia with oral sedation prior to your facelift. Local anesthesia is given as a “cocktail” of pills while you relax in our patient waiting area for about an hour prior to your facelift surgery. Local injections of Xylocaine are then administered. Our patients love the fact they do not have to deal with the risk of IV or general anesthesia (a tube inserted into their throat). Our Miami local anesthesia eliminates much of the cost associated with having a facelift and also minimizes the intraoperative bleeding which then makes the recovery process from your facelift in Miami much easier. 

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The Procedure

The incision for the facelift surgery is located at the hairline along the temples and the ear and continuing behind the ear into the scalp. Through this incision, Miami plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Galitz will perform SMAS placation, suction excess fat from the neck and chin, and trim excess skin. Recovery after the facelift takes approximately one to two weeks and may include some swelling, bruising, numbness and discomfort. Discomfort can be alleviated with medication and swelling can be minimized by keeping the head elevated during the first few days. It may take several weeks for the bruising to fully fade. The stitches are removed after one week, at which time most patients are able to return to work. Exercise and more strenuous activities can be resumed after one to three weeks.


Complications are possible with any surgery. For facelift surgery, there is the rare risk of skin loss and infection and, even less common, facial nerve injury. Choosing a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon near you in Miami who is board certified can help to maximize your facelift results while minimizing your risk.

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