I've had anesthesia before for neccesary reasons but i'm scared of it for non-neccesary procedures. How dangerous is it?
I Want to Have a Neck Lift but Afraid of Anesthesia. How Dangerous Is It?
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Neck lift with Iv sedation
We use IV sedation anesthesia, which is a very safe and effective method of anesthesia for facial plastic surgery and rhinoplasty. IV sedation anesthesia is extremely safe compared to the standard general anesthesia techniques used today. The main advantages of IV sedation anesthesia are: (i) it does not require putting a breathing tube in the throat, (ii) it does not require a breathing machine, (iii) the recovery is much faster, (iv) there is much less "hang-over" from anesthesia, (v) and there is much less nausea. All these elements translate into greater comfort and safety. We have used this technique of anesthesia in several thousand plastic surgery procedures without any anesthetic complications.
During IV sedation anesthesia a small flexible IV (intravenous) needle is placed into one of the veins of the back of the hand. Through this IV line, relaxing medication is given to make you fall sleep. The amount of medication given is adjusted to the specific needs of each person. After you are sleeping, some numbing medicine is also placed in the skin to numb the area that is being operated on. The beauty of IV sedation anesthesia is that during the procedure you are unaware of anything going on and cannot hear anything, yet you are still breathing on your own.
When the procedure is finished, the relaxing medication is discontinued and you begin to wake up. Because the medications used in IV sedation anesthesia clear the system rather quickly, most of our patients are able to go home in less than 30 minutes after the procedure is completed.
Wanting a Neck Lift But Afraid of Anesthesia
It's best to begin by consulting with a surgeon in-person. The presence of banding down the front of the #neck, and, amount of excess skin and condition of your skin are among some factors which determine what treatments will best rejuvenate your neck .
During your initial examination, your chin will be evaluated along with the neck and jawline. A weak #chin implies a lack of chin support for the skin along the neck line. In younger individuals a chin implant alone is usually all that is needed to improve the appearance of the neck. Subsequently, it will also improve the overall #balance of the face and can create the illusion of a smaller nose. As a stand-alone procedure, chin augmentation can be performed in the office under local #anesthesia. For individuals with signs of #aging in the neck, a chin implant added to one of the recommended procedures above, will provide optimal results.
Local #anesthetic is usually used in combination with intravenous anesthesia during a necklift operation, allowing you to sleep peacefully through the procedure. Though general anesthesia may be requested, it is not necessary in most cases. A necklift and any additional procedures you may add on are outpatient procedures usually performed in a surgery center. In some cases your surgeon may advise you to stay in a post-op care facility for a single night.
If you are not a candidate at the time of your #consultation, your board certified plastic surgeon can recommend non-surgical alternatives to address your concern. Consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in #neck lift procedures is important to ensure you are receiving the best advice, care, and surgical experience possible.
Neck Lift or Facelift and Anesthesia
The fear of general anesthesia is a very common one. For a neck lift or lower facelift there is no need to have general anesthesia however. A neck lift or a lower facelift that deals with the neck and jowls can easily be done under local anesthesia or twilight anesthesia. With these methods, tumescent anesthesia or local anesthesia mixed with saline is used. This has the advantage of eliminating immediate postoperative pain. When you have little no pain right after surgery you post-operative pain requirements are much less and you normally do not need any narcotics. In addition, the swelling and bruising are reduced so that your down time is also reduced.
Seek out a surgeon in your area that uses these techniques and you will not have to worry about general anesthesia, you will have a reduced complications or risks and you will have the same great result, getting rid of that saggy neck you do not like.
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I Want to Have a Neck Lift but Afraid of Anesthesia. How Dangerous Is It?
Local anaesthesia involves injecting numbing medicine at the area to be operated on. The face is a sensitive are of the face, and local anaesthesia along is not usually sufficient for neck lift surgery.
Sedative anaesthesia also known as twilight anaesthesia means an anaesthesiologist gives you some medications that make you sleep during the surgery. Dr. De Silva offers sedation anaesthesia for neck lift surgery, which ensures a comfortable experience, as patients have a rapid recovery and go home approximately thirty minutes after the surgery with an escort or chaperone. Patients generally prefer sedation to general anaesthesia as there is less nausea, sickness and tiredness after sedation anaesthesia
General anaesthesia means that the patient is completely unconscious, requires a breathing tube and the recovery is slower taking a minimum of 4-6 hours. For neck lift surgery, general anaesthesia is safe, effective and commonly used. In some patients general anaesthesia may not be the best option if you have existing medical conditions.
Anesthesia Risk for Necklift
Great question, because it is one of the most frequently asked by patients in my practice. Anesthesia was developed as a means of pain control (analgesia), anxiety management (anxiolysis), and a prevention of memories of the event (amnesia). In my practice, a necklift is performed under intravenous sedation, allowing for rapid onset and rapid offset of the effects of anesthesia, with little or no nausea (no postoperative nausea for the last 3.5 years). For healthy patients, IV sedation is extremely safe, and my patients (even those who are nervous about anesthesia) really appreciate it.
Neck Lift with Local Anesthesia with Light IV Sedation
At my practice in New York, all cosmetic surgery (including neck lift surgery) is performed under Local Anesthesia with light IV sedation. To help people have as safe and pleasant an experience as possible during a cosmetic procedure, sedation or “twilight” anesthesia helps people who come to our practice recover quickly and often “not remember” the surgery. On the other hand, General anesthesia refers to a method of anesthesia where the person having surgery is temporarily paralyzed and placed on a respirator with a tube in their throat to allow them to breathe. In fact many complications such as aspiration (when an object or liquid is inhaled into the respiratory tract), damage to teeth and lips, nausea and vomiting, malignant hyperthermia (a life-threatening reaction to anesthesia) and blood clots to lungs (also known as PE or pulmonary embolus) occur with some frequency. Even when general anesthesia is “uncomplicated”, 30% of people report having nausea and vomiting and need to recover longer because they feel “worn out”.
Neck lifts are not relatively dangerous. You can have minimally invasive anesthesia if you would like
Safety of General Anesthesia
Thank you for the question.
Assuming you're in good health (and/or obtain medical clearance from your internist for the procedure) and are working with board certified surgeon and anesthesiologist, the risks of general anesthesia our relatively small. Please make sure the procedures done in a fully accredited facility as well.
Having tolerated anesthesia in the past is also a good indication that you will likely do very well.
I hope this helps.
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