University of Virginia Plastic Surgery
1300 Jefferson Park Avenue 4th Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 924-1234
Location Hours: Monday—Friday | 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.

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Liposuction: Local or General Anesthesia?

With the increased availability of minimally invasive, nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, patients tend to think that some surgical procedures can be performed without needing a general anesthetic. Many liposuction patients from Harrisonburg to Richmond, VA, ask if they can undergo the procedure with just "twilight" sedation to avoid general anesthesia. The answer in many cases is …

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