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    epidurals during cosmetic surgery
    candleinthewind56 posted:
    I'm trying to find out if an epidural can be used during a tummy tuck. My ins will NOT pay for tighting of the muscles but will pay for the removal of the excess skin. I need to have the excess skin that hangs down on my thights removed but with health problems, I do not want to be put to sleep.
    Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
    Hi, candleinthewind56. The type of anesthesia used is going to be at the discretion of the surgeon and the anethesiologist. The best idea is to consult with a plastic surgeon and discuss this issue on your first visit.

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