16 May 2013
Dear Dr. Pataki,
I am a 25 year-old lady. In the course of the past 1.5 years I've lost a lot of weight and the shape of my breasts changed. They don't look too bad, still their appearance really bother me. My question would be whether it is possible to have a breast-lift procedure without general anaeshetics and perform it with local anaesthetics? I am scared of general anaesthesia and therefore would also like to know the side-effects please.
Thank you in advance.
Provided that the technical aspects of the surgery are possible (without removing a large part of the breasts, and with only using small cuts) and when it is required (fear of general anaethesia) a breast-lift procedure is possible under local anaesthetics.
At our current time and age with such advanced technology at hand and using the latest protocols, general anaesthesia has only minimal side-effects in healthy patients.
All the best,
plastic surgeon, Head of Premium Plastic Surgery