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Could i be numb during plastic surgery?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Colbert
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Numb during surgery: Highly recommended particularly if no other anesthesia is provided but even when under sedation or general anesthesia surgeons and patients prefer numbing medication.
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics 35 years experience
Yes with anesthetic: This is usually accomplished with local or general anesthesia
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Plastic Surgery 42 years experience
Absolutely: Plastic surgeons aim to ensure their patients feel as little discomfort as possible. Depending on the procedure, there are different options available for plastic surgery from local to iv sedation and general anesthesia. To learn more about the levels of anesthesia, see this reference: https://www.cosmeticsurg.net/blog/2009/05/18/types-of-anesthesia-used-in-cosmetic-surgery/

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