Awake Breast Augmentation is cosmetic breast enhancement performed while under local anesthesia. It is sometimes also referred to as Awake Natural Breast Augmentation or Awake Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation. Because the anesthesia is local, rather than general, you will be awake throughout the procedure. Sometimes Plastic Surgeons combine the local anesthesia with a mild sedative to put their patients at ease.
This local anesthesia is also known as Tumescent Anesthesia. It is the same numbing medication used for liposuction. This type of anesthesia provides pain relief without requiring you to fully succumb to an unconscious state.
Talk about a dream come true – “Take my fat from here and add it there.” With Awake Breast Augmentation, your fat is removed via liposuction, rinsed, and then gently injected into your breasts. If you are a Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation Candidate, you can increase your breasts up to one cup size and sometimes up to two cup sizes. How much increase you will get depends on a few factors, including the volume of fat you possess to contribute and the amount of space your breasts have to accept the fat. Since your body will reabsorb some of the added fat, it may be necessary to undergo an additional procedure to achieve your desired appearance.
Additionally, with Awake Breast Augmentation, without the general anesthesia drugs in your system, you will recover from Awake Augmentation more quickly and easily. This approach avoids the nausea and disorientation associated with general anesthesia. Awake Anesthesia allows a patient to walk, eat and perform other essential tasks more quickly after surgery. The local anesthetic injected into the breasts serves as a pain reliever once the surgery is completed. You also decrease your risk of having deadly blood clots with local anesthesia versus general anesthesia.
If you are interested in enhancing your bustline without using breast implants, call Flying Horse Medical Center at 719-633-5255 to schedule your consultation with Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Millicent Geers.