What kind of anesthesia is used to treat a hematoma of a nipple following gynecomastia half moon nipple excision?
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Types of Anesthesia for Different Procedures
There are varying degrees of gynecomastia ranging from puffy nipple to severe breast enlargement and/or breast sag. The severity of the gynecomastia will determine which treatment option is necessary. In most cases, men suffer from standard gynecomastia, which can be surgically treated as an in-office procedure under local anesthesia. For more severe cases, it may be recommended that you have your procedure under general anesthesia at an outpatient surgery center. Your consultation will determine which option is best suited for treating your gynecomastia.
You have many choices for anesthesia in this clinical scenario of evacuation of a hematoma. When it can be performed under simple local anesthesia and oral and intramuscular sedation without the need for full general anesthesia. In the case where patients are extremely anxious general anesthetic or IV sedation can be deployed and for this requires the services of an anesthetist.
Meet with your plastic surgeon, discuss the possibilities and choose the anesthetic that best meets your needs.
I hope this information is of some assistance and best of luck.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
Gynecomastia and hematoma
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The answer depends on how big the hematoma is, and what the doctor feels is your tolerance for the procedure, and their ability to get you through it comfortably. I recommend contacting your surgeon to ask about the anesthetic plan. Best of luck!
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