Is General Anesthesia Used During a Breast Enlargement?

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Serving Areas Near Houston & Sugar Land, TX

Oct 14, 2014

At The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center, we most often use intravenous sedation during a breast enlargement. In some circumstances, however, we can utilize general anesthesia at a Houston-area hospital.

Regional anesthesia using an intercostal “block” involves an injection of anesthesia into an appropriate nerve cluster near the treatment area. In the case of a breast enlargement, this obviously refers to the chest area.

Unlike general anesthesia, this regional intravenous sedation does not render you unconscious or block all sensation and movement. However, you might opt for an oral sedative in addition to the sedation option.

These procedures are performed at our state of the art Houston surgery center. However, if you are more comfortable with general anesthesia for your breast enlargement, we will perform the procedure at a local hospital. There are specific state, federal and professional regulations governing the administration of general anesthesia and we follow them to the letter.

Whichever anesthesia option you opt for, you should arrange to have a friend or relative drive you home after your procedure. Your first priority after undergoing a breast enlargement is recovery, and that means taking it easy after surgery.

If you live in Houston, any Texas community or if you're an out-of-town patient seeking the best possible breast enlargement experience, please contact The Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center for a consultation.