On the day of the MUA, the patient must be accompanied by a friend or family member who can drive the patient home after the procedure. (Most offices also have transportation available upon request.) MUA is not an invasive surgery and the actual procedure is very gentle. A small amount of anesthesia is administered by a board certified anesthesiologist. After the patient has fallen asleep, a process of stretching the muscles takes place for about 20 minutes. Afterward the patient wakes up and is monitored by qualified personnel until discharge. Most MUAs take place over a period of 3 consecutive days.
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