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Safety and Efficacy of Sedation Anesthesia for Breast Augmentation

Barry L. Friedberg MD
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asj.2005.05.006 385-386 First published online: 1 July 2005

To the Editor:

Undoubtedly, the approach for breast augmentation anesthesia advocated by Drs. Rezai and Singh in their article “The Use of a Well-Monitored Sedation Anesthesia for Breast Augmentation” (2004;24:277–279) has worked in their hands, based on the length and size of their sample. Does this validate the safety of their approach, or merely testify to the fact that healthy patients do well despite the anesthetic rather than because of it?

The authors' experience becomes suspect first of all because, by their account, “the anesthesia protocol for sedation included fentanyl citrate, propofol, and, …

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