Reader Question: Do You Ever Do Local Numbing Only Plastic Surgery?
Posted Sep 14 2009 12:00am
I would like some lipomas and moles removed by a plastic surgeon. Do you do numbing only surgery in your Orange County office?
Yes I do. Small cases including small wounds, scar revisions, small lumps and bumps and the like can be operated in the office under straight local anesthesia (only numbing shots). We do this mostly for cash business as health insurance will not reimburse us for materials we use during the surgery. Some patients like this as they can drive themselves home afterward.