Awake Breast Augmentation Options
Skilled cosmetic surgeon Dr. Alan Greenberg offers women in Frisco, Plano and Dallas an alternative to traditional breast augmentation with awake breast augmentation. Performed in-office with tumescent anesthesia, today’s awake breast augmentation offers all the aesthetic results without the potential associated risks of general anesthesia.
Awake Breast Augmentation Benefits
Awake breast aug uses tumescent anesthesia rather than general anesthesia. Using this more localized technique, Dr. Greenberg is able to numb the specific area without putting the patient completely under. This means that while you undergo breast augmentation, you are actually awake, but unable to feel any pain or discomfort. With awake breast augmentation, you can comfortably communicate with Dr. Greenberg during your breast augmentation and provide input on breast implant size. You’ll also be able to see immediate results. Overall, awake breast augmentation allows for
- Faster recovery
- Diminished bruising
- Less pain
- Fewer risks
- Greater affordability
Why Tumescent Local Anesthesia?
Dr. Greenberg specifically uses a tumescent local anesthesia technique to achieve a comfortable operative experience.
The tumescent solution, a combination of saline, lidocaine and adrenaline, not only anesthetizes the breast tissue, but also decreases blood loss during the procedure as well. This gives Dr. Greenberg greater control and accuracy while increasing patient safety. Using a thin blunt cannula, Dr. Greenberg infuses large quantities of the tumescent local anesthesia through small needle punctures to numb the specific area. He then skillfully inserts the implant under the breast tissue, most commonly under the pectoralis muscle.
The result: Breasts that look as natural as possible, having been enlarged during surgery to your desired size.
Dr. Greenberg offers free consultations for cosmetic procedures, including breast augmentation. During the initial consultation, he will discuss your goals and expectations, the size and shape you are looking for, and your feelings about the procedure. He will also explain the benefits of awake breast augmentation.
You and Dr. Greenberg will make decisions together about the type of implant and the incision location. Your anatomy plays a major role in these decisions.
North Texas Cosmetic Surgery serves women across the area, including Plano, Frisco and Dallas. If you’re considering breast augmentation, contact Dr. Alan Greenberg to learn more about awake breast augmentation.
3 Common Questions Before Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic procedure in the United States. Even though many of us have family and friends who have chosen to have breast implants, it’s still common to have questions about breast augmentation.