Tag Archives: local anesthesia

Wake Up Sleeping Beauty! Why Awake Cosmetic Procedures are safer.

0 Submitted by on Thu, 02 January 2014, 14:51
Many cosmetic patients want to avoid the risks of general anesthesia as well as side effects such as memory loss, confusion and nausea. Mothers concerned about their children, want to minimize the risk of undergoing a cosmetic surgery. Why undergo any cosmetic procedure under local anesthesia? 1) Local anesthesia has less risks than general anesthesia. 2) There is less post Continue Reading...
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Wake Up Sleeping Beauty!

0 Submitted by on Sat, 12 March 2011, 16:32
Awake Cosmetic Procedures Patients are increasingly demanding cosmetic procedures with as little downtime as possible. They want to walk out of a procedure without the drowsiness of general anesthesia. Now more than ever cosmetic procedures such as laser liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augementation and varicose vein laser surgery can be performed with just local anesthesia. This is a definite trend Continue Reading...
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Cardiac patient desires body contouring…

5 Submitted by on Wed, 13 October 2010, 23:05
Although I have performed close to a thousand cosmetic procedures under local “tumescent” anesthesia without major medical incident patient selection/customization is very important.  Recently a satisfied SmartLipo patient referred her good friend for SmartLipo laser liposuction.  However this friend has significant heart disease and high blood pressure.  So what are her options.  Below is her question and my reply… Patient: Continue Reading...
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Breast Augmentation Costs and Under Arm technique

6 Submitted by on Thu, 07 October 2010, 21:40
Recently through our blog  “Ask Dr. Tom” site the following question was asked:  “What is the average cost of breast enlargement? Is there a way that you go through from under your armpit? Thank you.” We are very proud to offer our patients breast augmentation completely under local anesthesia. Our patients have been very pleased with the results.  We can indeed Continue Reading...
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Neck Lift without general anesthesia

42 Submitted by on Sun, 29 August 2010, 21:42
Question: Are there any neck lift procedures that can be performed under a local, rather than a general anesthetic?  My wife would like to get her neck lifted/tightened, however her past med. history rules out a general anesthetic.   Thanks………….. ­­­__________, luckily there are two alternatives for lifting the skin of the neck without traditional surgery and general anesthesia.  If your wife Continue Reading...
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