Is IV Sedation Safer Than General Anesthesia During Smart Lipo MPX?
Everything I've read on Smart Lipo showed that it's generally done under local anesthesia so I was surprised when the Plastic Surgery Department told me that they use IV sedation (It was described to me as the same sedation that is used for Gastric procedures).
The procedure will be done at a well known teaching hospital. Is IV sedation safer than General Anesthesia? Why would he insist on sedation when most doctors are using local?