Can You Stay Awake During Breast Implant Surgery?

Posted on May 14, 2008 | by

May 8, 2008 – Reports from Dallas describe a new procedure that allows patients to stay awake during breast implant surgery.

Dallas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Robert True describes how tumescent fluid, normally used for liposuction procedures, is used to provide the anesthetic for this innovative new breast implant technique.

CBS 11 News in Dallas followed the patient through her surgery for the report, saying that she felt a “little pinch” and watching through her entire surgery.

Because anesthesia is not required for this procedure, it may cost less than traditional breast implant surgery, but may not be right for everyone.