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Anesthesia has made it possible to suppress pain, relax muscles, and make patient unconsciousness so that it is possible to perform invasive surgical procedures. Anesthesia can be broadly divided into two types; local and general. In general anesthesia, you will be made unconscious and will be placed on a ventilator as the breathing is suppressed by the relaxation of the muscles that help you breathe. Relax, you will not be left alone at this point. An anesthesiologist will monitor you to make sure that the body is receiving oxygen and the heart is functioning correctly. General anesthesia is the most effective in preventing pain. In this article, we will be focusing primarily on the local type of anesthesia as it is the most preferred type at our clinic.
Local anesthesia is a technique by which healthcare professionals are able to selectively numb the sensations of a specific part of the body. It is commonly used in outpatient procedures and minor surgeries where the patient can be discharged on the same day. In most cases, local anesthesia will only be given in surgeries where the surgical site is located superficially on the body and deep incisions are not required. Some examples of plastic surgeries that can be performed by using local anesthesia include:
- Breast augmentation procedures
- Breast lift procedures
- Revision breast augmentation
- Scarless breast reduction
- Liposuction in two areas
- SmartLipo (Laser-based liposuction) in two areas
- Fat grafting in small areas
- Facelift and Mini Facelift
- Otoplasty, earlobe repair/reduction
- Blepharoplasty or Brow lift
- Mole removal or excision
- Lipoma removal or excision
- Breast reduction for gynecomastia (abnormal enlargement of breasts in males)
What makes your body lift at Gartner Plastic Surgery unique
- At most plastic surgery practices, some of the above-mentioned procedures such as breast augmentation or reduction procedures and liposuction are commonly performed using general anesthesia. Dr. Gartner prefers to use local anesthesia because it is known to have fewer side effects and patients can be discharged on the same day as their surgery. So how is it possible for Dr. Gartner to perform these invasive procedures without general anesthesia? His secret is that he has been constantly adopting new technologies and refining his surgical techniques so that he can perform the surgery with minimal tissue injury.
- You will still given the option of undergoing general anesthesia if you so desire, however, Dr. Gartner has found that after his decision to switch most of his patients to local anesthesia he noticed a significant reduction in the hospitalization of his patients without a decline in the quality of care. The benefits of this approach are that his clients experienced far less discomfort during the recovery phase as they were able to stay in the presence of their family members at home.
- The benefit of staying at home makes it extremely popular among individuals who dislike the idea of hospitalization or need special assistance from their family members to perform their daily activities. As an added bonus, clients are less prone to infections originating from the hospital setting. You would also able to return to work earlier than if you underwent the more invasive procedures performed under general anesthesia at another surgical facility.
innovative anesthetic procedures
Apart from local anesthesia, Dr. Gartner has also started to look at new and innovative anesthetic procedures that have the potential to improve the safety of his clients. He plans to introduce preemptive anesthesia at his clinics in the future as research shows that it has the potential to improve health care outcomes. This technique is designed to reduce the pain perceived by the body by administering pain killers such as opioids followed a medication to counter its effects. The secret to this method is the timing of the administering the medications.
Another popular type of anesthesia at the Gartner Plastic Surgery and Laser Center is the twilight anesthesia. This is a technique where a patient is given a mild dose of general anesthesia to prevent anxiety and the ability to form new memories. The term twilight comes from the fact that you will not be unconscious like in the case of general anesthesia but instead you will be made drowsy during the surgery. In this state, you will still able to respond to simple instructions given by the surgeon. As the ability to form new memories is impaired, you will forget the details pertaining to the surgery.
The drugs that are used in twilight anesthesia are exactly the same ones used for general anesthesia, however, it is administered in smaller doses at regular intervals. It is not known to be associated with nausea and vomiting like general anesthesia which makes it a popular choice for performing short duration procedures such as minor plastic surgeries, and dental work. Dr. Gartner is excited to increase the use of twilight anesthesia because it is as effective as general anesthesia without its side effect and is more effective than local anesthesia in numbing pain.
Dr. Michael Gartner is a board certified plastic surgeon. During your first consultation, he will analyze your goals and medical history to provide his suggestions for the best anesthetic method for your situation. Dr. Gartner is well renowned in the medical community for use of local and twilight anesthesia. He takes his time to educate his clients about the various types of anesthesia available at his clinic and provides in-depth details on the surgical plan. You will be given time to go through the information and understand the content so that you are able to make an informed decision.
If you require any further information please contact us at (855) 956 – 1661 to arrange a consultation appointment with our clinical staff. International clients residing outside the United States can reach us at +1 (201) 546 – 1890 or visit us at https://gartnerplasticsurgery.com/.
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