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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 19, Issue 1, pp 37–39 | Cite as

Local infiltrative anesthesia for transaxillary subpectoral breast implants

  • Antonio Aldo Mottura
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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.

Key words

Breast augmentation Local infiltrative anesthesia Breast implants Axillary subpectoral approach 

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© Springer-Verlag 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Aldo Mottura
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  1. 1.Centro de Cirugia EsteticaCordobaArgentina

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