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Choosing to undergo a plastic surgery procedure is a major step for most patients.  During your consultation, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian will provide a comprehensive examination and discuss your options for cosmetic plastic surgery.  One of the elements of the consultation is the type of anesthesia that will be recommended for your particular procedure. Dr. Karamanoukian has carefully chosen select anesthesiologists in the Beverly Hills and Los Angeles areas who consistently deliver the highest standards of safety and excellence in the field of anesthesiology.  These doctors are well qualified in the administration of anesthesia during your surgery and will make sure that your experience is truly outstanding. 


There are many types of anesthesia available for cosmetic plastic surgery.  The following list defines the most practical and safe methods of anesthesia for elective plastic surgery. 

  1. Local Anesthesia
  2. Intravenous sedation
  3. Laryngeal Mask Anesthesia (General Anesthesia)
  4. General Anesthesia



  1. "I've had anesthesia several times and I have always gotten sick afterwards.  Dr. Vassilev was great!  I didn't experience any nausea and I felt great afterwards. No nausea or vomiting."  E. Los Angeles, CA.
  2. "Thank you for the wonderful care throughout my surgery." L. Bel Air, CA
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