What kind of anesthesia is used during fat transfer (fat injection, fat grafting)?
The type of anesthesia used for fat transfer depends on the extent of the procedure and preference of the patient. Small volumes of fat transfer can be performed under local sedation in the office. More extensive procedures such at buttocks or breast enhancement, requiring large quantities of fat, may require IV sedation (twilight sleep) for maximal comfort. We can provide all levels of sedation in a safe environment for our Seattle and Bellevue patients in our state-licensed and Medicare-certified surgical center.