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As a 48 year old, I know it’s silly, but I’m afraid of needles.

Question:

As a 48 year old, I know it’s silly, but I’m afraid of needles. I’d like to get a facial fat transfer, but I don’t want to be awake during the procedure. Can a facial fat transfer be performed under general anesthesia?

Answer:

Many fat transfer procedures that I perform are done in conjunction with other procedures, such as brow lift, facelift, or blepharoplasty. Most cases involving multiple procedures are done under general anesthesia or IV sedation, so fat transfer can definitely be performed in this manner. If you require fat injection only, you can still have general anesthesia, although most of my patients tolerate this procedure with mild sedation.

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