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Can a mentoplasty procedure be done by using local anesthesia without general anesthesia?

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: Yes, but

I suspect you would prefer some sedation as well.
I don't think a general anesthetic would be required. Talk to you physician.

In brief: Yes, but

I suspect you would prefer some sedation as well.
I don't think a general anesthetic would be required. Talk to you physician.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Maybe

Mentoplasty can be done by inserting an implant on top of the chin bone under local or general anesthesia.
It can also be done by cutting and advancing the chin bone. This requires a general anesthesia.

In brief: Maybe

Mentoplasty can be done by inserting an implant on top of the chin bone under local or general anesthesia.
It can also be done by cutting and advancing the chin bone. This requires a general anesthesia.
Dr. Barry Handler
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management

In brief: Mentoplasty

The answer really depends on how involved the planned surgery will be.
If its straight forward then yes local anesthesia is quite fine, if there is going to be any work on the mandible then perhaps you may need sedation or general. Discuss with the surgeon and then decide.

In brief: Mentoplasty

The answer really depends on how involved the planned surgery will be.
If its straight forward then yes local anesthesia is quite fine, if there is going to be any work on the mandible then perhaps you may need sedation or general. Discuss with the surgeon and then decide.
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
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