The way the TLC Lift™, the TLC Premier Lift™, and the revision lift are performed greatly affects the amount of downtime patients experience. Every procedure at The Lanfranchi Center is done under local anesthesia with oral sedation, a process Dr. Lanfranchi has perfected since starting his practice in 2006. General anesthesia stresses the body and paralyzes the muscles. It’s much harder for the body to metabolize out of the system, making it much riskier than local anesthesia and best avoided where possible. Using Dr. Lanfranchi’s proven technique, patients experience no pain of the treatment area while their body remains in a state of pure relaxation. Because there’s less grogginess, disorientation, nausea, and difficulty breathing than is associated with general anesthetic, patients recover immediately following the procedure much quicker.