CAN PLASTIC SURGERY/COSMETIC SURGERY BE PERFORMED UNDER LOCAL ANESTHESIA (WITHOUT GENERAL ANESTHESIA)?

Plastic/Cosmetic Surgery Performed Under Local Anesthesia When I finished my plastic surgery residency in 1999, my impression was most cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery had to be performed under general anesthesia.  May be my attendings chose this method of anesthesia for convenience, or simply lack of information at the time. However, many cosmetic and reconstructive…