Why choose epidural over general anesthesia for surgery?

Why do some DR Doctors use epidural block as opposed to general anesthesia for combined procedures I.e BBL with liposculpture and breast lift all at once?

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Why Choose Epidural?

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The majority of surgeons use general anesthesia for these procedures. When delivered by an experienced board certified anesthesiologist, it is safe, more consistent, and allows for a greater variety of procedures to be performed in a single setting. A breast lift cannot be done under epidural as the level of anesthesia would be so high that it would interfere with your respiratory muscles and you would stop breathing. When an epidural is recommended it is often because the surgical facility does not have the appropriate certification or personnel to safely provide general anesthesia. There may be a cost savings but it comes at the expense of your overall safety.


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Thank you for your question.

Epidural is much safer than any general anesthesia and it gives enough results to have a safer procedure.

best of luck,

Dr.Derby sang caputo

General Anesthetsia For Lipo

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I do all my cases this way, its safer and you can get better outcomes especially using a hi def approach.  Best. Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 203 reviews

Why choose epidural over general anesthesia for surgery?

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Hello, nice to answer your question.

It is proven that the epidural anesthesia provides excellent results for aesthetic procedures without the need for general anesthesia

Manuel Belen, MD
Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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