AWAKE breast augmentation is a heavily marketed procedure that, while not new, has recently garnered a lot of attention in the media. During this procedure, patients undergo breast enlargement while under sedation rather than a general anesthetic. Here, an ASPS Member Surgeon explains the many potential dangers and complications of this procedure.
Note: Some of the procedures and technologies presented in the following videos may be under investigation and presented for research and educational purposes. More scientific study may be needed to determine efficacy and success rate. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and The Plastic Surgery Foundation (The PSF) do not endorse the procedures or technologies presented nor do the statements of the individual physicians represent the opinions, positions, or recommendations of the ASPS or The PSF.