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Local infiltrative anesthesia for transaxillary subpectoral breast implants

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Abstract

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

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Key words

  • Breast augmentation
  • Local infiltrative anesthesia
  • Breast implants
  • Axillary subpectoral approach