I know if you have a C section your have the option to be awake so why not a tummy tuck . i feel better awake for the surgery? are there any doctors who will do this surgery awake?
What's the Difference Between a C Section and Awake Tummy Tuck?
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Awake Tummy Tuck
It is possible to have either a spinal or epidural anesthesia for tummy tuck or abdominoplasty procedure. Although it is very rare that I perform abdominoplasty under this form of anesthesia, it is possible if done with a well experienced board certified anesthesiologist on staff.
Tummy tuck requires general anesthesia
Difference Between a C Section and Awake Tummy Tuck
The anesthesia for a c-section is typically an epidural, which gives good anesthesia for the lower abdomen. For a TT, the needs are greater, and the surgical field goes all the way up to the breast bone. An epidural that works that high can compromise your ability to breathe, so it is not commonly done because of the safety issue.
Thanks for your question, best wishes.
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