Can chin augmentation be done using local anesthesia alone?

Also what are the benefits of using local anesthesia alone?

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Chin implant under local anesthesia

Chin implant (augmentation) can definitely be done under local anesthesia . You might not even need any relaxant. Once the local is injected to numb the chin, much like a dentist would do, you'll feel nothing. The main advantage is less cost saving.

Sacramento Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin implant placed under local anesthesia

Placement of a chin implant can be performed under local anesthesia. Most patients are able to tolerate injections in the chin to become anesthetized with local injections and then the implant is inserted. Chin implants are manufactured in a variety of sizes and shapes which is best determined at the time the consultation. For many examples of chin implants, please see the link below to our chin implant photo gallery

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Chin Augmentation under Local Anesthesia

While chin implant augmentation can be done under local anesthesia, you have to ask yourself the purpose for that type of anesthetic approach. Why not the benefits of at least some IV sedation which does not cost more than local anesthesia and would make it more comfortable?

Barry L. Eppley, MD, DMD
Indianapolis Plastic Surgeon
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Can chin augmentation be done using local anesthesia alone?

Absolutely. Injections of local anesthetic do sting but should numb you completely during the procedure. I hope this answer is helpful.

Stephen Weber MD, FACS

Stephen Weber, MD, FACS
Denver Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Can chin augmentation be done using local anesthesia alone?

Yes. The only benefit is probably a financial break on the anesthesia.

Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of chin implants and facial procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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