Ask a doctor

Is It Possible to Wake Up in the Middle of Surgery?

putting you to sleep for tummy tuck- could u wake up in the middle of surgery an not be able to open ur eyes to let the doctor know.. im scared of that happening to me.

Doctor Answers (1)

Waking up during surgery unlikely

+1

There is a lot about this happening everywhere you look.  It can happen and probably happened more often in the past when general anesthesia was improving.

In this day and age with the huge improvements in anesthesia and all the monitoring, it is very unlikely for this to happen.

Good luck.


Orange County Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 35 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.