Breast augmentations using a transaxillary subpectoral approach are usually performed under general anesthesia. This article describes a technique that uses local infiltrative anesthesia in breast augmentation, adenomastectomies with immediate breast reconstruction, and when placing breast expansors. Large anesthetic solutions with vasoconstrictor and long-acting effects are prepared. The axila, the subpectoral space, and a surrounding area of 3 cm outside the demarcation limits are infiltrated. Minimal bleeding, long-lasting effects, and a considerable postoperative analgesic effect are some of the advantages of this procedure.
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Mottura, A.A. Local infiltrative anesthesia for transaxillary subpectoral breast implants. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 19, 37–39 (1995). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00209309
- Breast augmentation
- Local infiltrative anesthesia
- Breast implants
- Axillary subpectoral approach