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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. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: General

The procedure is usually done with general anesthesia, or a deep IV sedation.

In brief: General

The procedure is usually done with general anesthesia, or a deep IV sedation.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Azita Madjidi
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Azita Madjidi
Dr. Azita Madjidi
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Dr. Jessica Alexander
Anesthesiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Jessica Alexander
Dr. Jessica Alexander
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Dr. Gary Tuma
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma
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