The LA LIFT

Facial Cosmetic Surgery is Easier and Better than Ever

The LA Lift is a traditional face/neck/eye/brow lift using localized numbing (known as local anesthesia) as opposed to general anesthesia (or being "put to sleep.") You are awake but the area where the surgery is being performed is numb and there is no pain.  It gives you the same long lasting results without the longer down time and greater cost associated with traditional lifts because of not having to utilize an outpatient facility or anesthesiologist.

The Procedure

LA Lift is performed using local anesthesia as opposed to general anesthesia.  During the procedure you are awake allowing you to work with Dr. Keefe during the procedure to ensure desired goals are achieved. The recovery is shorter than traditional facelift surgery due to not having undergone general anesthesia. You can return to most daily activities within 48 hours but will want to avoid strenuous activity.

You should experience little if any pain during the LA Lift procedure. After the procedure, you may have some bruising and swelling.  Patients report minimal discomfort and pain post procedure. If needed, medication for discomfort will be prescribed.  Depending on the type of procedure, patients find they are able to return to work from 3-5 days after surgery.

For face and neck lifts,  incisions are hidden in the hair-line or behind the ear. A short incision may also be required in a natural crease underneath the chin if access is necessary for that area of the neck.

Your initial consultation with Dr. Keefe will determine if you are a candidate for the LA Lift. He will listen to your concerns and what you want to achieve in your appearance applying his philosophy of “if it doesn’t look natural, it doesn’t look good”  to each and every patient and will work with you to get the best possible results.

Since no facelift will measurably improve the quality of your skin itself, you may also want to consider additional procedures to achieve maximum results, such as Laser Skin Rejuvenation or Co2 Fraxel to stimulate collagen production and reduce deeper creases in the face caused by sun damage.

Cosmetic Consultation for L.A. Lift Procedure

The LA Lift Advantage*

  • No General Anesthesia
  • No Facility fees
  • Faster Recovery Time
  • Long-Lasting Results



LA Face/Neck/Brow/Lifts is a procedure that provides a true facelift, improving the appearance of the cheeks, jowls, jawline and neck.  LA Lifts provide these additional advantages:

  • Performed under local anesthesia, minimizing your risks and
    recovery time
  • Being awake patients are able to collaborate with Dr. Keefe during the procedure
  • Does not involve any type of threads, hooks, or other substance that could
    ‘fail’ after the procedure
  • Delivers results that make you feel beautiful, confident and natural

Here’s What the LA Lift Can Do for You

  • Boost your self-confidence
  • Restore the reflection you remember and love
  • Lift your cheeks, jowls, jawline and neck into a more pleasing position
  • Remove sagging skin from target areas
  • Dramatically improve the appearance of facial wrinkles, skin irregularities, and premature aging.
  • ‍A natural- looking, refreshed result


The LA Lift is available at the Keefe Centre serving the areas in and around Fishersville, Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, Staunton, Lexington, Charlottesville.

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