LA Lift®: Local Anesthesia Facelift

October 11, 2018 / / Newsletter

The most common question we receive about the LA Lift® is:  Does LA mean Los Angeles?  We reply with a smile:  “LA Lift®” means local anesthesia facelift. It’s a true facelift that’s been trademarked just for our office by Dr. Wyatt To, our Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon. 

This is great news for you because the results from the LA Lift® are natural and beautiful.  Patients who’ve had the LA Lift® don’t look like the Hollywood stars who appear frozen, windswept, or startled.  They look refreshed, happy, and more youthful.  After a suitable healing time, they’re frequently asked:  “Are you using a new moisturizer?”  “Did you just get back from vacation?”  “Are you getting more rest?”  It’s fantastic:  their friends and family can tell that SOMETHING is different, but they can’t quite pinpoint what it is.

What makes the LA Lift® unique?

This procedure is a true facelift.  It’s not just a “quick lift” or a “nip-tuck” procedure.  Dr. To is lifting your skin and its substructures into a more youthful and refreshed position.

How long do results from the LA Lift® last?

Most of our patients are very pleased with their results for 7-10 years.

What will my doctor think about me considering a facelift?

Most primary care physicians are thrilled to hear that Dr. To completes the LA Lift® under local anesthesia.  That’s because your risks are minimized, your downtime is drastically reduced and your recovery is more predictable.

Will I be awake during my LA Lift®?

Dr. To will prescribe an appropriate combination of relaxing medication prior to your surgery.  You’ll take it, as directed, the morning of the procedure after you eat your breakfast.  Most of our patients, upon arriving, feel as though they’ve had a few cocktails and are able to doze during their LA Lift®.

Can you repeat the LA Lift® process after a suitable amount of time?

After 7-10 years a person may start to notice laxity, particularly in the chin and/or neck area.  At this point, they may wish to consult with Dr. To about getting a touch-up procedure.  It is possible to use the same surgical scars to complete this secondary procedure.


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