Question : What kind of anesthesia is used for a browlift?
Answer : Local anesthesia is always injected into the forehead. It is the surgeon’s choice whether to also have the patient receive intravenous sedation with drugs like Valium and Propafol by themselves or also have some degree of general anesthesia, which can use the same drugs but also an anesthetic gas. It depends often on what other surgery is being done and the length of surgery. I try to avoid having my patients receive and narcotics; this minimizes the chance of nausea from the anesthesia. We also give drugs to avoid nausea.