Can you feel pain from a mini tummy tuck under local anesthesia?

Tags: woman age 35-44 local anesthesia

I'm terrified of pain; even injections were too much for me. I avoided doctors as much as I could, but I started to feel a bit more confident lately, and I'm considering having a mini tummy tuck under local anesthesia. I've read that patients don't feel anything during the surgery, but I'd rather hear it from patients, not doctors. How was it for you?


F, 38, Utah

I had my mini tummy tuck done with local anesthesia and a mild sedative. I didn't experience any pain during the surgery and I compare it to having my wisdom teeth taken out. I was released about two hours after the surgery and I used over-the-counter medication to treat the discomfort. I now experience a more lean, toned abdomen after having the mini tuck. You can meet with your surgeon during a pre-op consultation to find out what to expect and how to help your body heal after the surgery.

I had a mini tummy tuck completed with local anesthesia, and I didn't experience any pain during the plastic surgery. My recovery after the surgery was completely normal, and I was happy to be able to do the operation without general anesthesia. My surgeon even did some muscle repairs because my muscles were lax and extended. The results that I achieved with my mini tummy tuck are outstanding! I no longer need to use undergarment that reduce the size of my stomach and try to hide unsightly bulges.

My abdominal wall is now contoured and firm instead of sagging and relaxed. My surgeon also gave me pre-op instructions that encouraged my healing by changing my diet and completing beneficial exercises before the tummy tuck surgery. I'm thrilled with my results, and I highly recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon to find out if this procedure will work for you.