Can I get local anesthetic during breast enhancement?

Can I get local anesthetic during breast enhancement?

This is possible but ill advised. It can be done with local and sedation but can be very uncomfortable especially if the implants are placed under the muscle. I prefer general anesthesia so that you are comfortable and I can do a good job. During surgery, I sit the patient up and sometimes use breast sizers. You really want to have operation the first time.. Good Luck.

Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
165 Rowland WayNovatoCA94945US

Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD

165 Rowland Way, Suite 300, Novato, CA,
94945, US

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My experience has shown me that local anesthetic is inadequate for breast augmentation. Even with sedation and intercostal nerve blocks the pain is intolerable in my experience.

Considering that submuscular placement of breast implants is a common method today local anesthesia in this case is definitely inadequate.

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS
195 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel MD, FACS

195 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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