Fat grafting! Are you always asleep when getting fat grafting for face? Are there any specialists in Europe and London?
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Doctor Answers 2
Thank you for posting your questions. The exact type of anesthesia used will be based on your health condition and medical history, but general anesthesia is not necessary for a fat grafting procedure. Oral sedation through medications is more common, and the tumescent liquid used for liposuction numbs the area as well. Your physician and nurses can give you more detailed options at an in-person evaluation. Best of luck.
Fat Transfer Facts
Some fat grafting or transfer patients go under general anesthesia. But this can be done easily with nerve blocks, tumescent and/or topical creams. I often find that anesthesia is sometimes better though. I suggest seeing a cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon with experience in doing fat transfer. Don't let distance dissuade you. See an expert. Best, Dr. Emer.
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