Lidocaine is not necessary in liposuction.

  title={Lidocaine is not necessary in liposuction.},
  author={Ashley W Perry and Cathy Anne Petti and Marlene Rankin},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={104 6},
  pages={1900-2; discussion 1903-6}
Lidocaine is an integral part of most wetting solutions used in liposuction. Although the Physician's Desk Reference states that the permissible dose of lidocaine is 7 mg/kg, doses as high as 75 mg/kg have been used in liposuction. Lidocaine is used in the wetting solution even when the procedure is performed under epidural or general anesthesia. The justification for this is a reduction in postoperative pain. This study compared the pain between paired, mirrored sides of 10 patients when… CONTINUE READING

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