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Unlocking the Benefits of Awake Procedures at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery


It is common for patients to believe that general anesthesia should always be used in cosmetic and aesthetic procedures to ensure they are comfortable and pain-free, but that’s not always the case. At Amavi Aesthetic Surgery, we offer our patients a wide range of anesthesia options to suit their needs, including awake procedures that allow you the comfort of a procedure without the need to be put to sleep.

What is an Awake Procedure?

An awake procedure is a treatment or surgery where the patient remains alert throughout the entire process. We will numb the treatment area and provide you with medication that help with anxiety. The risks of complications that come with general anesthesia are significantly reduced. Awake procedures also typically have less downtime, and patients can return to their normal routine much quicker.

Benefits of Awake Procedures

Some of the awake procedures we offer at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery include awake liposuction, facial procedures such as eyelid lifts, and female rejuvenation procedures like labiaplasties. For procedures that do not involve manipulation of muscle or bone, awake procedures can provide several benefits to our patients:

1. Cost-effective

Awake procedures are less costly than general anesthesia. Patients do not have to pay extra money for another specialist.

2. Better Recovery

Among the many benefits that come with awake procedures, minimal downtime is often one that patients enjoy the most. Since patients are awake (and comfortable) throughout the procedure, they can go home immediately after. This ensures a smoother recovery process and a return to everyday activities without too much interruption.

3. Personalized Care

During awake procedures, patients are able to participate with the surgeon to ensure they get the results they’re looking for. Your surgeon can also ask you questions and customize your procedure to fit your goals in realtime.

4. Lower Risk of Complications

Even though general anesthesia is considered to be quite safe, awake procedures have an even lower risk of adverse effects and complications. You don’t have to worry about prolonged fatigue, nausea, confusion, or other negative side effects.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Dr. Rau at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery is a skilled surgeon with years of experience who will work with you to determine the best treatment for your needs. Whether you’re looking to have an awake procedure or a traditional surgery under general anesthesia, we can help you meet your aesthetic goals. Take the first step today and schedule a consultation by calling our Greenwood Village, CO office at 303-381-0919 or using our online contact form.

Owner and Aesthetics-Trained Plastic Surgeon at Amavi Aesthetic Surgery | + posts

Dr. Aline Rau and the team at Amavi Aesthetics are dedicated to providing comprehensive care that extends beyond the operating room. She strives to create a comfortable treatment environment while providing the best in aesthetic medicine.