Anesthesia for Breast Augmentation
For primary breast augmentation, I ask the anesthesiologist to provide general anesthesia with airway control, usually a LMA tube. This permits me to focus on optimizing the operation, content that the patient is safely ventilated.
Sometimes in revisional implant surgery with an already-established pocket, and consequently much less dissection needed, local anesthesia with / without IV or oral sedation works just fine.
The most important factors are safety and...