(MY9NJ) — Parsippany, N.J. – Dr. Michael Gartner is believed to be the only board certified plastic surgeon who performs awake breast augmentation on the east coast. This surgery takes place with only local anesthesia allowing a patient to stay awake during the entire procedure.

Rachel Saez decided to undergo this particular treatment because she dislikes the side effects of anesthesia.

“I have gone under general anesthesia before and I did not like the way I felt when I woke up. I like that I’m aware of what is going on,” she said.

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