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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes, but less than: Surgery without anesthesia! it's just a tiny needle stick and a bit of a burning sensation as the local anesthetic works--and it works almost instantl ... Read More
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
It can sting: A little. If injected slowly, through a small needle, under low pressure - it's much better. Fortunately, it works quickly.
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
It does.: Local anesthetics set off the nerves they are putting to sleep. There is an initial sensation as the nerve discharges, but then it can't recharge and ... Read More

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Numbing: Local anesthetics cause the area to feel pretty numb, but you maybe able to sense pressure sensations. Usually you will feel a prick of the needle, f ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pascal Scemama de gialluly
12 years experience Anesthesiology
Probably lidocaine: It depends on the setting and reasons for use but lidocaine is often used for a variety of situations. It acts fast, does not last too long. The toxic ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
It is: lidocaine
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
11 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Numbing: Local anesthetic entails the injection of a medication like lidocaine/xylocaine/bupivicaine into an area to numb it in preparation for a procedure. It ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
29 years experience Anesthesiology
Local anesthetics: Are safe and effective. They should work in everyone. Failures are typically related to drug choice or administration issues. Also, some people have a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Varies: greatly depending on the local and if Epinephrine used. Bupivacaine lasts twice as long as lidocaine, can last six hours
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
39 years experience Pain Management
Sometimes: An overdose of local anesthetics can cause seizures and cardiac arrest. Allergies to local anesthetics, particularly the "ester" local anesthetics suc ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Nguyen
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Bupivacaine: Bupivicaine and ropivicaine are the longest acting local anesthetics available today, and lasts between 6-12 hours. A liposomal bupivacaine formula ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
22 years experience Anesthesiology
Drugs: Lidocaine. Used more than any other la.

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