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Local (Awake) Sedation Breast Augmentation


Awake Breast Augmentation
Many women do not want to be put to sleep during their breast augmentation procedure which is understandable considering the risks that come along with general anesthesia. At Pure Gold Medical Center we offer the option to have your breast augmentation and/or lift while you’re awake. Not to worry, you’ll be completely relaxed and comfortable on your big day!


Having a breast augmentation under local sedation is a very safe choice!

Advantages of the Awake Sedation Breast Augmentation Method:

  • No recuperation period from general anesthesia
  • Little to no nausea or vomiting
  • Easier recovery
  • Safer for heart and lungs
  • Less chance of infection and bleeding
  • How is a breast augmentation performed?

    This procedure is done under local anesthesia which entails a mild sedation and then numbing injections into the breasts. The injections sting a bit but that will subside once the numbing medication kicks in. Once you are comfortable and numb, the breast surgery is performed. The operating time is only about 1 ½ hours long. Feel free to resume a normal lifestyle within one to two weeks, but refrain from vigorous activity for at least 4 weeks. It’s as easy as that!

    We have very happy patients!

    Having great results and referrals is something we take pride in at Pure Gold. We have a lot of extremely satisfied breast augmentation patients that have provided testimonials that we would love to share with you! Our patients discuss how happy they are with the results of their augmentations, the process, and how helpful and caring Dr. Apodaca and his staff are. They also discuss concerns and fears leading up to the procedure.

    Before and After photos of our work

    Awake Breast Augmentation
    Awake Breast Augmentation

    Feel free to browse through our extensive breast augmentation before and after gallery.
    Before your procedure, there are a few choices that need to be considered:

    1. Silicone or saline implants?
    2. Smooth or textured implants?
    3. Do I want a round implant or a shaped (form stable/”gummy bear”) implant?
    4. Where will my incision be?
    5. Subpectoral or Subglandular implant placement?
    6. What size implant (how many cc’s) should I choose?

    If you haven’t thought of any of these questions, don’t worry! Dr. Apodaca will perform a comprehensive consultation with you and go over the whole process including the questions above.