I AM ALLERGIC TO LIDOCAINE. ARE THERE ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVES FOR MY UPCOMING FACELIFT PROCEDURE
I am allergic to lidocaine. Are there any other alternatives I can use for my upcoming facelift procedure besides general anesthesia?
Yes, there are 2 classes of local anesthetics-amides and esthers. Lidocaine is an amide and if you are allergic to it, you can have your procedure with an ester type. You can have the ester type tested by an allergist to make sure that it is not a problem. Good luck.