Is the Procedure Painful?
Tumescence or dilute local anesthesia is used during the procedure. The installation of this anesthesia is uncomfortable but very quickly the area becomes numb. There is little post-procedural pain in most cases. Usually, local anesthesia is all that is necessary. However, if you are averse to needles, we can offer our nitrous oxide inhalational anesthetic (ProNox) for a small fee, which reduces the anxiety and the discomfort of the needle sticks and the procedure.