Good Things Utah visits Utah Facial Plastics and UFP Hair Restoration’s newly accredited surgical facility in Draper, Utah
For the first time ever, Nicea and the viewers at home were able to tour our new, state-of-the-art operating facility at our new Draper, Utah location.
In our surgical center we have two operating rooms. Our first operating room is where we are fully accredited to do surgical procedures that require general anesthesia. These types of surgeries include facelifts, upper/lower blepharoplasties, chin implants, rhinoplasties, and even forehead lifts. Any surgical procedure that involves our specialties in facial plastics can be done in this operating room. This operating room is fully equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, just like a hospital OR.
Our second room is a procedure room where we are not using general anesthesia. Our surgeons use this procedure room for hair restoration, MACslift (mini-facelift), hair transplants, and any other in-office procedure that involves the patient being awake. Instead, these types of surgeries require local anesthesia.
Local Anesthesia vs. General Anesthesia
Local anesthesia is when the area being operated on is numbed temporarily using injections. The entire area is numbed by multiple injections and once numbed the patient does not feel any pain during surgery. Local anesthesia also means the patient is fully awake and conscious. These types of procedures allow the patient to immediately return home following surgery.
What is general anesthesia?
General anesthesia is used when the patient is being put in a sleep-like state before a surgical procedure. Patients who are having more invasive facial cosmetic or reconstructive surgery, are put under general anesthesia where they are completely unconscious. This type of anesthesia requires a more extensive medical history check to make sure the patient is a candidate. There is a waiting period following surgery before the patient can return home and they will always need a ride to and from surgery.
Accredited Surgical Center
Our facility is fully accredited by AAAASF (The American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities). Being accredited by AAAASF means that our facility is held to the highest standards, providing the highest quality of care to our patients which include meeting safety standards and following recommendations from the CDC.
Finding a Surgical Center
When looking for a surgical center the first thing you are going to want to check is that your surgeon is board-certified. For example, if you are interested in a facelift procedure, you’re going to want to ensure that your surgeon is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon. At Utah Facial Plastics both Dr. Thompson and Dr. Henstrom are dual board-certified in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology.
Second, check that the facility where the operation is taking place is accredited and board-certified. This not only means that you will be getting the highest level of care, but it is also where you will be the safest.
Familiar Faces Throughout the Process
When visiting a cosmetic office or any other physician’s office can sometimes be an intimidating process, but our staff will be there with you every step of the way. Our patients find it very comforting having friendly and familiar faces from start to finish. Our mission is to offer appropriate recommendations for your individual needs and mostly providing safe and effective treatments to ensure the best possible outcome.
If you are considering any facial plastic surgery procedure, reconstructive facial surgery, or hair restoration by a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who operates in an accredited state-of-the-art facility, please contact either the Draper or Layton, Utah office at 801-776-2220.