Can I have liposuction under local anesthesia?
Can liposuction be performed under local anesthetic? I perform many liposuction procedures under local anesthetic. I think it is also very patient dependent. Patients will often be given medications by mouth, oral medications that will relax them for the procedure. The procedure in many cases can be done under local very comfortably. The patients then go home after the procedure without the side effects of any inhalation or intravenous anesthetics.
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