Do I have to stay in the hospital?
Probably not. Most breast augmentation surgery is performed as an outpatient in a surgicenter. This allows you to return home within a few hours of the surgery, and spend the night in the comfort of your own home. Sometimes, if a large amount of tissue is removed, it is necessary to spend the night in the hospital so your recovery process can be monitored by a medical staff.
Most often, breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia. If the procedure requires fewer incisions, a patient may be given local anesthetics combined with intravenous sedation under monitored anesthesia care.