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Is fat transfer ever done with just a local anesthetic? Does fat transfer always require general anesthesia, or can it be done with a local? .

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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In brief: No General Needed

This procedure can be done under local anesthesia with sedation.
It often depends on the patient as to which anesthetics type is used for a procedure. Unless there is an absolute reason why a type can not be used most anesthesiologists are flexible.

In brief: No General Needed

This procedure can be done under local anesthesia with sedation.
It often depends on the patient as to which anesthetics type is used for a procedure. Unless there is an absolute reason why a type can not be used most anesthesiologists are flexible.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Ron Pelton
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Facial

Facial fat transfer is often done with local but large volumes may require general for patient comfort.

In brief: Facial

Facial fat transfer is often done with local but large volumes may require general for patient comfort.
Dr. Ron Pelton
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Fat

Fat transfer can be done with local anesthesia.
It can be more difficult to do larger volumes of harvesting and treatment without some level of sedation, though. Touchups can be done more easily with just local.

In brief: Fat

Fat transfer can be done with local anesthesia.
It can be more difficult to do larger volumes of harvesting and treatment without some level of sedation, though. Touchups can be done more easily with just local.
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Dr. Thomas Lamperti
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