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, #300, Novato, CA,
UNITED STATES, 94945

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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
160 Commonwealth AvenueBostonMA02116US

Brooke R. Seckel, MD, FACS

160 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA,
UNITED STATES, 02116

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