The Seattle Facelift Center
William A. Portuese, M.D.
1101 Madison Street, #1280
Seattle, Washington 98104
General versus Sedation Anesthesia
The anesthesia preferred and performed at the Seattle Facelift Center for a neck lift is general anesthesia. Board certified physician anesthesiologists from Swedish medical Center perform the anesthesia. The anesthesiologists are in attendance with the patient during the entire preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative period of time until the patient is wide awake in the recovery room. Complete monitoring of the patients physiologic functioning occurs during the surgery including regulation of anesthetic gasses, IV solutions, blood pressure, electrocardiogram, pulse oximetry, and carbon dioxide and oxygenation monitoring.