Most breast augmentation procedures are performed under twilight anesthesia, which sedates the patient, but does not render them completely unconscious. The patient generally does not remember what has taken place.
Colorado Plastic Surgery Center does offer another option for Denver breast augmentation patients. While it is not for all, breast augmentation under local anesthesia is a great option for those who have a very small body structure or who are uncomfortable or nervous about being placed under twilight anesthesia and its potential side effects.
If a patient opts to use local anesthesia for her breast augmentation, she will receive doses of strong pain medication before Denver plastic surgeon Dr. Slenkovich administers a series of local anesthesia injections until the area is numb.
The main difference between having breast augmentation under local anesthesia versus twilight anesthesia is the patient if fully awake and talking to Dr. Slenkovich and the operating room staff during the procedure. Recovery time is also much shorter because the patient does not have to regain consciousness after surgery.
Breast augmentation under local anesthesia is very safe and Dr. Slenkovich has a high success rate. But in the rare case that he cannot make the patient comfortable and at ease, twilight anesthesia can be used.
Here Dr. Slenkovich discusses breast augmentation under local anesthesia with a patient, Suzanne, before she goes into the operating room. Suzanne was uneasy about the lack of control she might feel while being under twilight anesthesia, so she opted to use local anesthesia.
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Suzanne’s surgery was extremely successful and her before and after photos are shown to the right. Her 371 CC Moderate Profile Silicone implants were placed while she was under local anesthesia. Suzanne was alert and talking to Dr. Slenkovich and the staff the entire time. She is very pleased with her result.
To view more before and after photos, please see our photo gallery.