As one of the most accomplished Philadelphia facial plastic surgeons, Dr. Jonathan Pontell is dedicated to enhancing patients’ appearance and self-image through advanced facial cosmetic surgery procedures.
Local Anesthesia: What Is It?
Local anesthesia is a type of anesthesia used to numb a particular area of the body or face. Unlike general anesthesia, local anesthesia does not induce sleep. Instead, the patient is awake but does not have any sensation in the anesthetized area. Generally, local anesthesia is appropriate for surgical procedures that involve a relatively small area and do not require more than a few hours in surgery. Thus, local anesthesia is excellent for many facial cosmetic surgery procedures.