Can you have an anesthesia option where you're awake during Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure? What anesthesia options are there?

Can you have an anesthesia option where you are awake during a Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure? And what anesthesia options are there?

Doctor Answers 5

Can you have an anesthesia option where you're awake during Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure? What anesthesia options are there?

You could potentially have local anesthesia with sedation as an option.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Can you have an anesthesia option where you're awake during Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure? What anesthesia options are there?

Hello dear, thanks for your question and provided information as well... it is not commonly used these days to perform a procedure when the patient is awake. Here at the DR most of the surgeons use epidural anesthesia block with sedation. patient's sleeping and pain free.

Tania Medina de Garcia, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
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Can you have an anesthesia option where you're awake during Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure? What anesthesia options are there?

General Anesthesia will be done , by performing any Plastic  surgery.


When you're looking for a cosmetic procedure you find a surgeon that has been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Choose a board certified plastic surgeon who is highly experience in Brazilian Butt Lifts.  choose one wisely. Many surgeons, including myself, offer online virtual consultations where you send us your photos and we can estimate the cost. and free Face to face consultation. 


A "BBL" Brazilian butt lift harvest fat from areas ( Liposuction ) with the fat removed from the areas using your own fat it transfer to the buttocks and into the hips.The common donor sites for this procedure is your posterior waist/flanks, lateral thighs, back, waist, and anterior tummy. This is a safe and effective way to contour the lower body.




Rami Ghurani, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
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Can you have an anesthesia option where you're awake during Brazilian Butt Lift Procedure? What anesthesia options are there?

There are definitely places you can find that will do this procedure awake...BE AWARE. A lot of times when doctors do awake plastic surgery procedures it is because they are not board certified plastic surgeons and therefore cannot get privileges to do surgery at a surgery center with an anesthesiologist. Look at the credentials of your doctor - where and what type of training they did, what certificates they have including board certification, where they have privileges etc. Liposuction is painful especially aggressive liposuction that is involved with a BBL. You do not want to compromise the result by trying to do this procedure awake. If you are not healthy enough to undergo anesthesia, then you probably should reconsider having this surgery. If you are trying to save money by doing the surgery awake...remember...most of the time, you get what you pay for. 

Is general anaesthesia the only option?

In general, other anaesthetic options include:

  1. intravenous sedation, or
  2. a spinal anaesthetic

You could be awake during the procedure with these other options, but whether they are appropriate for your BLL will depend on the extent of the liposuction you are having. For most patients in my practice, liposuction is being performed in at least a few different locations and because of that, a general anaesthetic is the best option.

Owen Reid, MD
Richmond Plastic Surgeon
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