I live in Reading ,Pa and would like to have a tummy tuck in February. My only problem is that i can't find a plastic surgeon that performs tummy tucks with local anesthesia . I refuse to have this procedure done with general anesthesia. Where can i find a plastic surgeon that perform tummy tucks with local anesthesia?
Where Can I Find a Plastic Surgeon That Perform Tummy Tucks with Local Anesthesia?
Doctor Answers (1)
Tummy Tucks with Local Anesthesia
In selected patients this can be accomplished, but usually with some added intravenous sedation. The downside may be a compromise in the muscle repair, because it is hard to evaluate how tight to make the abdomen when the muscles are not relaxed.
You may have to travel beyond Reading, but if you call around the Philadelphia area I suspect you will find a surgeon.
Thanks and best wishes.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.