do your best to relax about general anesthesia. It's the safest way to proceed any other techniques is simply marketing.
I have been performing breast Augmentation awake, under local anesthesia for 6 years hundreds of patients. Check out the link below I have a video on u-tube showing the surgery. So no worries and you do not have to go under. I would be Happy to discuss it further with you.Sincerely, Dr Gartner
You feelings are perfectly normal. I would trust your surgeon and anesthesia provider. Discuss further with your board-certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
I tell all of my patients that it is normal to be nervous about surgery. However, the risks with modern general anesthesia are extremely low, especially in a young and healthy patient. Unfortunately, the media has sensationalized stories about anesthesia complications but they are very rare. I would recommend discussing the issue with your surgeon again.
Thank you for sharing your question. Anesthesia is probably the one thing every patient is concerned about proper to surgery. It's normal. There are so many horror stories online it is hard not to be afraid. However, you should be aware that general anesthesia is completely safe. If you have your surgery with a board certified plastic surgeon, you will be in good hands with him/her as well as with the anesthesiologist. You should voice your concerns to your surgeon and make sure he/she makes you are comfortable. Don't stress. Have a great surgery!! Regards,
Hello and thank you for your question. If you are healthy and have found a qualified board certified plastic surgeon who you trust, then the risk of anesthesia is extremely low.
Best wishes and good luck.
Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
Thank you for your question.This is completely normal to feel before your surgery. Fear, anxiety, nerves.. they all start to kick in. You chose your surgeon because you obviously feel comfortable with them and trust them, that is how they feel about their anesthesiologist. General anesthesia is actually quite safe and the anesthesiologist monitors you continuously while you are under and if any complications arise they can adjust your medications, breathing, temperature, fluids and blood pressure as needed. Try to relax and think positive! I hope this helps.
Best of luck!
James Fernau, MD, FACS
Board Certified ENT
Board Certified Plastic Surgery
Member of ASPS, ASAPS, ISAPS, The Rhinoplasty Society, AAFPRS, OTO/HNS, ASLMS, International Federation for Adipose Therapeutics & Science
Thank you for your questions and I do appreciate your concerns. Two options for anesthesia would be twilight anesthesia or general. I have used twilight anesthesia for breast augmentation but have since evolved to utilizing general anesthesia. I feel that this form of anesthesia is more controllable and predictable. Best to voice your concerns with your surgeon to address your specific concerns. I wish you good luck.
This is quite common despite the safety of anesthesia. Only you can get yourself past this hurdle. You know that you are in the lowest risk class and that the fear is unsupported by facts. You may need to speak with a psychologist who can provide cognitive therapy to address the fear if you want the surgery that much. Best wishes.
Concerned - Yes Worried - Absolutely Not
Anesthesia is absolutely safe. While nothing is 100% after having witnessed tens of thousands of anesthetics, I have never seen one major complication (not counting individuals who are elderly with multiple medical issues (high blood pressure, breathing difficulties, individuals in shock - these individuals are not class I but class V, unlike you. Anesthesia is the unknown for many people, especially those who have never experienced it. Make sure that your surgeon is using a Board Certified Anesthesiologist who is active in a local hospital. In our office, we use only anesthesiologists who are actively practicing in the North Shore (Northwell) System and are not itinerant (that is to say, go from doctor's office to doctor's office). Best of luck and be sure that if certain criteria are met - you shouldn't have any difficulties.