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Awake Breast Augmentation

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Paramus, New Jersey (MY9NJ) - Dr. Michael Gartner is believed to be the only board certified plastic surgeon who performs awake breast augmentation on the east coast. This surgery takes place with only local anesthesia allowing a patient to stay awake during the entire procedure.

Rachel Saez decided to undergo this particular treatment because she dislikes the side effects of anesthesia.

"I have gone under general anesthesia before and I did not like the way I felt when I woke up. I like that I'm aware of what is going on," she said.

Saez said that she did her research to make sure that this was the right procedure for her.

"I watched a lot of videos on YouTube and I felt confident that this was the right decision," she said.

Since Saez was awake during the entire procedure she was able to describe exactly what she was feeling. "I can feel him working on me. I can feel him pulling and tugging but it does not hurt," she said.

The procedure itself takes about an hour and a half and because only local anesthesia is used, recovery time is reduced during the awake breast augmentation. It can also save patients about $700.

Dr. Gartner began his awake technique 4 years ago in response to patient demand. He has performed over 200 breast augmentations while patients remained awake.

If you have questions about this procedure, tweet Dr. Gartner your questions at @drgartner.


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