Awake Breast Lift San Antonio
We offer awake breast lift surgery (or mastopexy) at our San Antonio and Austin centers in South Texas because we realize that, for many women, breast augmentation is not necessary to achieve the results that they desire. A breast lift is an effective way to reshape the bust line, and for women who are happy with the overall size of their breasts, the mastopexy procedure affords them the opportunity to have firmer, "perkier" breasts without the use of breast implants. If you are interested in learning more about our awake or local breast lift surgery options, we welcome you to contact our plastic surgery center in South Texas today!
Awake or Local Breast Lift Procedures
At the cosmetic surgery centers of Constance Barone, M.D., we use awake or local surgery techniques whenever possible for the benefit of our patients. During your initial consultation with Dr. Barone, she will discuss with you all aspects of the procedure and whether awake (or local) surgery is a viable option for you. Depending on your health and the complexity of the procedure that you are electing for, it may be possible to perform your breast lift surgery utilizing local anesthetic. The benefits of local anesthesia over general anesthesia are many:
- The effects of local anesthetic last for several hours after the surgery is complete, providing valuable pain relief.
- Local anesthetic is associated with less blood loss and less post-surgery bruising.
- Local anesthesia typically results in faster patient recovery with less discomfort (nausea, for example).
- The patient is awake during her procedure and thus can be a part of the process.
With awake or local surgery, the treatment area first is anesthetized, at which point Dr. Barone begins the mastopexy procedure with you in an alert and cognizant state. Thanks to the local anesthesia, you will not feel pain, touch or temperature in the affected area, but will still be able to communicate with the doctor and possess a feeling of control. Our patients who have undergone awake or local surgery have had positive reactions, due in part to this feeling of being involved in the surgical process.
Contact Our Cosmetic Surgery Center
We are proud to serve South Texas at Constance Barone, M.D., and have centers in Austin and San Antonio for our patients' convenience. If you would like to learn more about breast lift surgery, or are interested in scheduling a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Barone, please feel free to contact our plastic surgery center today. We are dedicated to patient care and would be happy to speak with you.