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Could the use of local anesthesia be fatal during an FUE hair transplant procedure?

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Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

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Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: Hi

Can only a Doctor that knows about FUE hair transplant and Local Anasthetic answer it please

I want to get hair transplant done? Can you die in this procedure what are the risks.
How is local anaesthetic administered in the head?
Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
No major risks involved, won’t die of FUE

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for being at Healthcaremagic
You won’t die during a FUE hair transplant.
There are no major risks involved.
If you have diabetes or hypertension that needs to be under control before FUE.
As far as anaesthesia is concerned local anaesthesia via frontal block is given on the scalp.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 22 hours later
Hi

I have heard local anaesthetic can cause cardiac arrest?
How long does a local anaesthetic injection keep area numb
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Local anaesthesia doesn’t cause cardiac arrest

Detailed Answer:
Local anaesthesia doesn’t cause cardiac arrest.
Its an extremely rare complication of anaesthesia.
Local anaesthesia can keep the area numb for one to one and a half hour.
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