The benefits of general anesthesia

The benefits of general anesthesia

Under the pressure of a plastic surgery, many patients are concerned about the issue of general anesthesia. In My Cosmetic Surgery our anesthetists have long experience to follow each step in the surgical process with professionalism and respond with their knowledge all the concerns that may arise them prior to a surgical procedure. We were talking about this exciting topic with one of our specialists in Anesthesiology, MD Andres Vazquez, who has over fifteen years of experience in the area and approximately a decade in our clinic.

What kind of anesthesia predominates in aesthetic surgery?

In My Cosmetic Surgery operations are based in the majority of cases in general anesthesia. With it we have had zero complications in a long career. The positive general anesthesia is that the patient feels nothing in surgery, since it removes all types of sensitivity and pain.

What is the difference between local anesthesia and the spinal?

We use local for cases of small liposuctions or blepharoplasty - surgery that rejuvenates the eyelids with the restructuring of the muscle tissues-. And we discard the spinal of our clinic, since it is more complicated for the recovery of the patient, as it takes about three hours so that it can use your feet and tends to hold urine. To prevent issues of this type use the general, who just completed the operation makes it possible to supply gas through intubation, and already in fifteen minutes the patient is awake.

Any recommendations to the patients before and after a procedure with general anesthesia? 

The first thing we recommend our patients is that do not drink water or eat food eight hours before surgery. It is recommended to prevent the risk of liquids and solids to move from the stomach into the lungs. Also advice, not consuming aspirin or drugs associated with it at least ten days before, as well as vitamin E and some types of tea which tend to impede the proper coagulation.

Then we recommend to our patients, in the recovery time should mobilize the body as soon as possible to prevent blood clots and embolisms. Of course, this movement of the body should not be confused with the practice of aggressive exercises that can harm the health of the patient during the postoperative.

MD Vazquez says that the dose of general anesthesia used depend on factors such as the duration of the surgical procedure, the patient's weight, as well as their age and type of operation itself. Adds although the entire surgery is exempt from pain, when the patient wakes up it is normal to feel pain characteristic of internal manipulation, especially in more complicated operations such as a tummy tuck, which requires a wound deeper.