I am 25 years old 5'4 i weight 115 pounds and have no history of medical problems. but Im so scared of being under general anesthesia, what is percentage of people who under go anesthesia for this long and their outcome? thanks
Scared of Going Under General Anesthesia for 5 1/2 for Mommy Makeover???
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General anesthesia safe for mommy makeover
Your concern is a common one; many people are more afraid of the anesthesia than the surgery! If your procedure is going to be done in an accredited surgical facility, then general anesthesia will be safe and a good choice for the length of the operation. Accreditation means that everything is in place to deal with any emergency that could occur. By far the riskest thing about your surgery day will be the drive to the facility.
Anesthesia with Mommy Makeover
I would recommend that you undergo a thorough preoperative workup and clearance by your primary care doctor. If you are cleared and without risk factors, you should feel very safe having general anesthesia for 5 hours. This is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures performed. I would recommend an overnight stay at an accredited surgery center or hospital to ensure your overall safety. I wish you a safe and happy result.
When Patients are in Good Health & Have No Major Risk Factors, a 5 1/2 Hour Anesthesia is Not Unusual
Anxiety regarding anesthesia is an extremely common phenomena. In our experience people are often more concerned about anesthesia than their actual surgical procedure. The science of anesthesia has made significant advances in the past twenty years. In the past inhalation agents were often associated with slow recoveries and significant post-operative nausea. Current anesthetic agents are associated with quicker recoveries and less post-operative nausea.
When patients are in good health and have no major risk factors, a five hour anesthesia is not unusual and is relatively safe. It’s important to realize that the mommy makeover is an extensive procedure that combines cosmetic breast surgery, liposuction and abdominoplasty. By its very nature, the mommy makeover will require a longer period of anesthesia.
If you’re strongly considering a mommy makeover procedure then everything should be done pre-operatively to remove your anxiety. This starts with a comprehensive pre-operative medical evaluation to ensure that you’re in good health and a good surgical risk.
People fear the unknown, so make sure your well educated on this topic. Make sure you spend time with your surgeon and anesthesiologist and get your questions answered. This will do more than anything else to alleviate your anxiety.
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For a 115 lb. person, a 5hr. and 30 minute mommy makeover seems like a long time.
If the abdomen and breasts are to be dealth with in a slight person (115lbs.), I would suggest that your surgeon is very deliberate in execution of the operations. If liposuction is part of the repair, you wouldn't need much of it, seems to me. Nevertheless, if it takes 5 and a half hours to get the best result, that lengh of surgery is safe.
Is a Mommy Makeover Procedure Safe
The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures to bring a woman’s body back to the way she looked prior to pregnancy. Most commonly some variation of a #TummyTuck and #BreastSurgery are performed. Additional procedures can include liposuction, umbilical hernia repair. The most common #breastprocedures include #mastopexy or #breastlift, #breastaugmentation, or #breastreduction.
#Combining these procedures decreases anesthetics, costs, and recovery time.
All surgical procedures carry some degree of #risk. Always discuss your issues and concerns with the Plastic Surgeon during and following your consultation. Information that you read online may not apply to your personal situation.
It is imperative you select a plastic surgeon who is #board-certified and has a great deal of experience with the procedures included with a Mommy Makeover. . Aside from checking board-certification, it is suggested that you look at before and after photos of the surgeons actual patients, and read patient reviews. Gathering all of this information will help you make a well-informed decision.
Anesthesia Used During a Mommy Makeover- An MD Anesthesiologist can be by your bedside at all times thoughout surgery
You are not alone with your feelings of anxiety about anesthesia. However 3-5 hopurs or more of anesthesia is not a long time and all of my patients walk home shortly after the surgery is finished. I can also arrange for home nursing care or stay at a facility if you wish
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