Brachioplasty revision with local anesthesia
Thank you for your question regarding arm lift or brachioplasty revision done under local anesthesia.
In my practice, performing revisional brachioplasty scar surgery is very uncommon. However, performing revision brachioplasty scar under local anesthesia is not entirely unacceptable. Basically, if you can tolerate it and the doses of local anesthesia are not too high, it may be safer for you to have this revision performed under local anesthesia, rather than general anesthesia.
If you decide to go ahead with local anesthesia, perhaps ask your plastic surgeon for a Valium or Xanax. In addition, if you do not want to see what is going on, a surgical drape can be easily applied. Another good option I use for my patients, is to bring your headphones and a airplane sleeping mask to cover your eyes. You can just relax and listen to your music while your plastic surgeon revises the arm lift scars.
Good luck with your quest for skinnier arms.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office.
Sincerely, Dr. Katzen
The Choice of Anesthesia Depends on the Situation
patients may occasionally require revisional surgery. Revisional surgery may be
necessary for a wide variety of reasons. In some cases, the problem may be
minor, while in other cases, it may be major.
choice of anesthesia is dependent upon the nature of the deformity. In some
cases, where deformities are minor, local anesthesia is acceptable. In other
cases where major deformities are present, general anesthesia is probably more
choice of anesthetic is also dependent upon the patient’s preference, surgeon’s
preference and the patient’s overall health. It’s important that these issues
be discussed prior to surgery so the patient can have a comfortable experience.
Yes, I have. However, I counsel patients carefully prior to having them undergo any procedures under local that are more extensive because of the very concerns you’ve expressed. You may wish to rethink your decision even though it may have economic consequences. You will be a lot happier if you do this under anesthesia in a regular outpatient facility and your surgeon is perfectly capable of doing what he thinks you and he want, but it sounds like you have too many reservations to execute this procedure while you are fully awake under local anesthesia.
Many revisional surgeries can be performed in the office under local anesthesia. You can leave the office immediately after the procedure and will not have the cost and postop side effects of sedation. If you are placed properly on the OR tsbke, you will not see a thing. If you have anxiety about it, your doctor can provide oral medication, such as Xanax, to take the edge off. If you opt for anesthesia, you may have to incur additional costs so check with your plastic surgeon.
Scar Revision Armlifting?
Thank you for the question.
Unfortunately, the scars that result from arm lifting surgery may be problematic; scar revision surgery is often necessary. This procedure may be done under local or general anesthesia. This decision should be made mutually by patient and surgeon after discussion of the pros/cons of each type of anesthesia.
I hope this helps.
A revision brachioplasty can be performed under local anesthesia
A revision brachioplasty can surgely be performed under local anesthesia in an office. This can be a cost effective way to further improve the results. The trade off is that it will be less comfortable and may take longer versus performing this with sedation or general anesthesia as an outpatient.
If there is any doubt about you tolerating this approach including regarding the pain issue or anxiety, then elect to do the procedure either with the sedation or with general anesthesia - it will make your experience more pleasant though it will cost a bit more.
Brachioplasty(arm lift) revision anesthesia options
Local anesthesia can be a viable option for revision arm lift surgery. Revisions in an office setting can be very cost effective but there is some discomfort as a trade off. Often some oral sedation can make even a larger procedure under local anesthesia not only possible but a good option. Personally, I get a little faint when I get blood drawn so IV sedation in an approved facility looks better.
Local anestesia is only advised for revisions if you are able to relax.
It is common to have revisional surgeries under local anestesia if you are able to handle it. It is easier for you and your surgeon if you are relaxed and not full of anxiety. You will be injected with numbing medication and should not feel much. Local also involved oral medication to help you relax. The injections may be the worst part. If you feel you may be a little anxious about it, schedule general or even a twilight procedure.
Brachioplasty scar revison
It is certainly acceptable to perform a scar revision on a brachioplasty scar under local anesthesia.
Brachioplasty revision can be done under local in an OR
A brachioplasty scar can be reivsed under local in an office setting, however if you will require a more involved skin excision and or fat removal you will likely need to have this done in an operating room. This will help prevent infection and if you need more anesthesia, it can be done in a safer fashion this way.
Please consult a board certified plastic surgeon before undergoing your revision.