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What kind of anesthesia is used during body jet liposuction? what kind of anesthesia is used during body jet liposuction? after three pregnancies, i have some fat in my stomach that i have not been able to get rid of through diet and exercise. i want to g

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Dr. Jessica Alexander
Anesthesiology 38 years experience
It : It depends on whether the surgeon, usually a board certified plastic surgeon--is planning to do a very small area, i.e. On the chin.. Or is planning to do something as radical as complete body re-sculpturing. In the first instance, it is likely that local anesthesia might be the anesthetic of choice. In the second instance, because of the large amount of fluid and local anesthetic that is frequently injected during these lengthy procedures, it is usually highly recommended that the patient undergo a general anesthetic. It is absolutely essential to investigate where your procedure will be done and to make sure that the facility has a board certified anesthesiologist performing your anesthetic (unless the surgeon is injecting local anesthetics without sedation). Likewise, it is also important the all of the proper equipment for resuscitation be available in the facility.
Dr. Gary Tuma
Facial Plastic Surgery 26 years experience
Anesthesia: The type of anesthesia varies with surgery, the surgeons preference and comorbidities (other medical conditions). It is important to have a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to go over your options. Liposuction is not always the best options after pregnancy, sometimes an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is better.
Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics 31 years experience
Local or general: After pregnancy you'll need to wait until your skin retracts back, then exercise to tone your rectus muscles. Once you have lost all the baby fat, you may need to be evaluated by a board certifed plastic surgeon to see what procedure is best for you.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 31 years experience
General: The procedure is usually done with general anesthesia, or a deep IV sedation.

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