LOCAL ANESTHESIA – PLASTIC SURGERY – PHILADELPHIA
When discussing or researching your cosmetic surgery options, the topic of local anesthesia is likely to come up. Local anesthesia is an important tool that is used in all kinds of surgical procedures to ensure the patient’s safety and comfort.
Local anesthesia is generally one of two options. There is local and general anesthesia. Unlike general anesthesia, local anesthetics are used to numb a specific area of the body or face. The patient is kept awake, but there is no sensation in the area that has been treated with anesthetic. This style of anesthetic is usually good for smaller types of procedures that don’t take longer than a few hours. It is administered via injection, cream or spray.
Speak with Dr. Jonathan Pontell to learn more about local anesthesia as you prepare for an upcoming cosmetic surgery.
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