Contraindications to cosmetic Minor Surgery under local anaesthetic

Below find examples when (Cosmetic) Minor Surgery under local anaesthetic should be avoided

  • Allergy to Local Anaesthetic
  • Pregnancy (unless benefit outweighs the risk i.e. if Minor Surgery is non-cosmetic)
  • Acute infection (at the sight)
  • A fever on the day
  • Lack of ability to consent (i.e. dementia, learning difficulties etc)
  • Bleeding disorder like Haemophilia
  • Blood thinning medications (discuss with doctor)
  • Pre-existing nerve problems (periperal neuropathy)
  • Great Anxiety about the procedure or the surrounding circumstances