Anesthesiology pp 265-271 | Cite as

Anesthesia for Office Based Cosmetic Procedures

  • Sally S. Dawood
  • Michael Stuart GreenEmail author


Office based anesthesia has grown in popularity in parallel with cosmetic procedures over the past decade. This is due to newer and safer anesthetic techniques combined with minimally invasive and novel surgical methods, allowing more procedures to be completed at out of hospital settings.

One of the main concerns of office based procedures is patient safety along with the availability of personnel and equipment to deal with complications and emergencies.

This chapter discusses the anesthetic management and techniques for office based cosmetic procedures, patient and procedure selection, office preparedness and patient safety.


Ambulatory surgical procedures Surgicenters Surgery Plastic Cosmetic techniques Lipectomy Rhinoplasty Breast augmentation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative MedicineDrexel University College of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA

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