cosmetic surgery is performed under local anaesthesia, which numbs
affected and surrounding areas. Sometimes general anaesthesia is
used; in which case you will be completely asleep under the watchful
eye of a qualified anesthesiologist.
Whether general or local,
anaesthesia is necessary. Generally it is always preferable to have
it local to minimize risks. Short range general anaesthesia can
be performed for some very anxious patients or due to surgeons’
If the surgery takes more
than three hours, it is always preferable to use general anaesthesia,
especially when several parts of the body have to be treated during
a single surgery
The patient should get
full information about the type of anaesthesia during the pre surgery
consultation with the surgeon. In fact it is a typical subject patient
discuss trough a consultation for cosmetic surgery.
Al though the patient
has to be under anaesthesia (local or general), the decision is
made according to the type of surgery and essentially according
to the patient’s preference.
The patient’s self-confidence
is the major decision-making factor when it comes to being awake
during the surgery in the case of local anaesthesia. Being awake
in a surgical environment can be a handicap if the patient is anxious,
so general anaesthesia, is highly recommended.