Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Announcements

Looking for skin, hair or nail care tips? Considering cosmetic or anti-aging procedures? Get your questions answered here!

Find more info see our Healthy Beauty Center

If your question is not related to cosmetic procedures, anti-aging, or beauty please post it on Skin Problems & Treatments Community.
Includes Expert Content
epidurals during cosmetic surgery
avatar
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.
Reply
 
avatar
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.


Featuring Experts

Mohiba K Tareen, MD is a board certified dermatologist who has an innovative practice in Roseville, Minnesota. Tareen Dermatology ( www.TareenDermato...More

Helpful Tips

Be the first to post a Tip!

Helpful Resources

Be the first to post a Resource!

Expert Blog

Secrets of a Beverly Hills Cosmetic Surgeon - Robert Kotler, MD ,FACS

Dr. Robert Kotler gets beneath the surface to discuss selecting a cosmetic surgeon, computer imaging, celebrity makeovers and more...Read More

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.