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Is General Anesthesia Used During a Breast Enlargement?

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. 

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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