Anesthesia during tumescent liposuction?
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VASER Hi Definition Liposuction / Body Contouring with Fat Grafting -- ANESTHESIA
General and tumescent
Anesthesia with liposuction
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Lipo and anesthesia
It can absolutely be done under local anesthesia. You should go to Sono Bello. There are several in Texas. They have experience with over 75000 of these procedures done under local so you can expect an excellent result at a reasonable price and only local anesthesia.
An upper and lower abdomen is more comfortable with some sedation in addition to the tumescent anesthesia. The bigger the abdomen, the more likely additional sedation will be necessary.
Liposuction and anesthesia
Tumescent liposuction can be done with local anesthesia alone (tumescent=local). Whether this option can be utilized depends on how much liposuction is being performed. If it is a smaller amount, then this can be a safe option. Larger volumes should be done under anesthesia particularly in the abdominal area. Either way you should see a board certified plastic surgeon who can give you guidance.
Liposuction - local or general?
Thank you for asking about your liposuction.
- A great question - and here's the situation.
- If you have a small amount of fat to remove, many surgeons can do the liposuction in the office with straight local anesthesia - safely up to removing 500 cc of fat.
- For more fat removal, you can have liposuction done with local anesthesia - but it must for safety be in an accredited out-patient surgery center.
- You may not end up saving much money -
- General anesthesia makes liposuction go much, much faster - so you need less OR time.
- Local anesthesia takes more OR time because it can't be as aggressive or it will hurt you.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
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