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Anesthesia

The type of anesthesia the surgeon prefers will be discussed with you.

When we think of anesthesia we are expecting to be comfortable, not to have any discomfort, and to have an overall pleasant experience with the operation. 

What many people don't know is that the most important thing about the anesthesia is its safety.

For breast implant surgery, the anesthesia can be as dangerous or more so than the surgery itself. 

Breast surgery can be and is done under local anesthesia, not only with the patient comfortable and pain-free, but wide awake. Breast biopsies are frequently being done that way. And breast implant surgery is, too. This would be safest. And the person having a minor procedure like a breast biopsy can even drive home afterwards.

Breast implant surgery of both breasts is usually done with some sedative and narcotic as well as local anesthesia, or with general anesthesia.

Most surgeons will discuss the type of anesthesia they will use with you, and it is a good idea to listen and ask questions. 

You may also be able to meet other patients or persons who have had the procedure done who can share their experiences with you. This first-hand experience approach of hearing about it from other patients is an unbeatable way for us to judge if it is a comfortable procedure or not.

 

 

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