Like most plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction surgery requires a medium-to-large degree of controlled tissue damage and removal. Through this, oversized breasts are made smaller, easing the strain they can cause on the body.
Due to the degree of tissue removal involved, the patient must be under anesthesia or sedation during the procedure. The breast reduction procedure is typically performed after administering general anesthesia or IV sedation. When smaller amounts of tissue need to be removed, local anesthesia may be an option.
Speak to your plastic surgeon to find out more about your anesthesia options for breast reduction surgery. Board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. R. Lee Steely is happy to discuss the procedure in greater detail. To set up a consultation with Dr. Steely, contact our office.