Joshua Cooper, MD, FACS

general anesthesia for breast augmentation

Dr. Cooper
 

What kind of anesthesia is best for breast augmentation? Is an epidural anesthetic a possibility?

- I use general anesthesia, and some local anesthetic, when performing breast augmentations.

- I do not know of any plastic surgeons who use epidural anesthetics for this procedure.

- Occasionally, I will use IV sedation, but generally speaking, I have found that general anesthesia is best for breast augmentations. 


 

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