How Do Plastic Surgeons Address Patients with Panic Attacks?

What do you do if you are performing plastic surgery on a patient that sometimes experiences anxiety/panic attacks? How did you deal with this?

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Managing patients with panic attacks

We typically ask patients to bring their anxiolytic medications with them. The most popular medications are xanax or ativan. Some patients take these before injections such as Botox or fillers.

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