Can I get bra bulge surgery under local anaesthetic?

I want to correct my bra bilge with surgery but I do not want to go under anesthesis that possible ?

Doctor Answers 12

Lipo Uses Local Anesthesia

Liposuction can be safely performed under local anesthesia. The determinant will be the size of the area in question, as liposuction under local anesthesia is typically best reserved for smaller fat deposits. It is important for you to be evaluated by a local plastic surgeon experienced in liposuction to determine whether the area in question is amenable to liposuction under local anesthesia. Good luck!


Cedar Rapids Plastic Surgeon
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Bra Bulge May Respond to Liposuction or CoolSculpting

Assuming the bulge is caused by fat rather than muscle or skin, either liposuction or CoolSculpting should be able to help you. Liposuction for a bra bulge can be done under local anesthetic. CoolSculpting is a non-invasive fat-removal technique that uses cryolipolysis to destroy fat cells and permanently eliminate them from the body. Please consult with a board-certified dermatologist to find out if liposuction or CoolSculpting is best for you.

Mitchel P. Goldman, MD
San Diego Dermatologic Surgeon
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Bra bulge - liposuction without general anesthesia

Thank you for asking about your liposuction.

Typically this can be done with local anesthesia but you need to be examined (or at least post a photo) to be sure that this is true in your case. Hope you love the result!

Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes  - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Local Anesthesia for Liposuction

Thank you for your question. Liposuction under local anesthesia is an option for some health patients who only want to address a small area. You will have to have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss whether or not this procedure is right for you. It's difficult to give an exact answer without photos or more information. 

Kevin Tehrani, MD, FACS
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Liposuction of bra bulge

Thanks for your question. Depending on the size of the area, most patients prefer to have anesthesia with this procedure. I suggest you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon in your area for a complete consultation and examination. Following the exam, you and your surgeon can best decide which option (local or anesthesia) is best for you.

Brian Widenhouse, MD
Charleston Plastic Surgeon
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Bra Bulge And Liposuction

liposuction is a great treatment for this area however photos are needed to determine if a hi definition procedure or local anesthetic procedure can be performed.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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Bra bulge surgery

In most cases, patients will prefer to have anesthesia to go through the procedure especially if it is a large area.  Best of luck.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Bra bulge surgery under local anesthesia

Thank you for your question.  If your bra bulge consists of only fatty tissue, then all surgical options could technically be performed in the office under local anesthesia.  The options include liposuction if there is no excess skin vs direct surgical excision if there is excess skin that needs to be removed.  Non-surgical options include Kybella and Coolsculpting.  Consult with one or more board certified plastic surgeons who offer all of these options so that you can choose which option is best for you.  Best wishes!

Can I get bra bulge surgery under local anesthetic?

Thank you for sharing your excellent question.  There are a few options available to you to correct your bra bulge, all of which can be performed under local anesthetic.  If your bulge is on the smaller side of excess adipose tissue you can have in-office liposuction performed with nice results.  If you have excess skin that needs to be removed you can also have this done under local anesthetic.  Lastly you can also use Kybella to treat this area off-label.  Be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to discuss your exact treatment options.  

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Can I get bra bulge surgery under local anaesthetic?

Thank you for your question. Without seeing picture I can not comment. Quite few times those bulges can be corrected by liposuction. Please consult with a board certified PS for evaluation.

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