One of the most important components of your cosmetic surgery is the anesthesia used. The type of anesthesia used relates both to the procedure being performed and to your personal health characteristics. In order to ensure that your procedure is as safe as possible, it is imperative that you reveal your complete medical history to Dr. George Lefkovits so he can select a compatible method of anesthesia for you and your procedure.
Local anesthesia is achieved by injecting the anesthesia or even using a topical anesthetic cream. It numbs the immediate area to be treated. Local anesthesia is used for very localized procedures like otoplasty (ear surgery).
Local anesthesia is sometimes coupled with sedation to make patients more relaxed during the procedure. Sedation can be added to any procedure performed under local anesthesia if a patient feels anxiety about the surgery. Typically, slightly more involved surgery like blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) is performed under local anesthesia with sedation.
General anesthesia creates a loss of consciousness that makes you unable to experience any discomfort during the procedure. Only specially accredited operatories like Dr. Lefkovits' are allowed to perform procedures under general anesthesia. General anesthesia is used for procedures like breast augmentation, nose surgery, and facelifts.
To learn more about your anesthesia options or any other detail of the procedure, schedule a cosmetic surgery consultation today.