Robert W. Sheffield, MD Plastic Surgery Introduces Tumescent Anesthesia Under Dr. Robert Sheffield 1

Robert W. Sheffield, MD Plastic Surgery has opened its office in Santa Barbara and is ready to receive clients looking for their plastic surgery solutions. All appointments are being held in compliance with the guidelines dictated by the CDC and following social distancing. 

Tumescent Anesthesia:

Tumescent anesthesia is a plastic surgery technique for the purposes of delivering local anesthesia. The process involves the injection of a diluted lidocaine local anesthetic and saline solution into the desired location. The lidocaine helps numb the area throughout the entire surgical procedure, before and after. The saline solution helps facilitate the surgery by increasing the skin turgor and lessening any bleeding. This can aid a variety of procedures by making the desired tissue firm and aiding the local anesthesia. The practice originated for liposuction, and has since been applied to other surgical procedures including short scar facelift and neck lift. It is a safe and effective approach to achieve localized anesthesia of skin and subcutaneous tissue with a level lidocaine which is below the risk of toxicity. By using a larger volume of fluid, otherwise known as tumescence, usually painful surgical procedures can be performed without subjecting the patient to the inherent risks associated with general anesthesia. Tumescent anesthesia can also be used in parallel with oral sedation to lessen patient anxiety and improve patient comfort.

About Robert W. Sheffield, MD Plastic Surgery:

Robert W. Sheffield, MD Plastic Surgery is a plastic surgery practice in Santa Barbara. Their Santa Barbara plastic surgery office has evolved over the years from a completely aesthetic plastic surgical practice to one currently which specializes in facial plastic surgery including facelift, short scar facelift, mini facelift, eyelid surgery, and rhinoplasty in combination with minimally invasive and the non-surgical approach to facial rejuvenation. 

About Dr Robert Sheffield:

Dr. Robert Sheffield is a third-generation plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara whose focus is on facial aesthetic surgery including minimally invasive and non-surgical ways of facial rejuvenation. 

He finished medical school at the University of Tennessee and headed West for his surgical internship in Los Angeles. He completed his residency training at the University of Florida. After several years of private practice in the North County of San Diego, he continued his innovative surgery by being one of the first surgeons in San Diego performing complicated reconstructive procedures of the head and neck region.

He later went to Dallas for further training in plastic surgery at the premier training program in the US. Dr Sheffield was one of the founders of the annual Rhinoplasty Symposium. He is a life member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and a life member of the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

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