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How Do Doctors Decide Whether To Use General Or Local Anesthesia
Procedure dependent: The variables include the procedure, the patient, the medical history, surgeon preference, and the location. The biggest factor is the procedure iteself. Some procedures are okay under local anesthesia, with or without sedation. Other procedures cannot be done without general anesthesia. Some procedures may be done under regional (spinal/epidural or block) anesthesia. It just depends... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
General = brain: Local anesthesia involves injecting numbing medication such as Lidocaine into the area to be numbed. The medication baths the nerves and blocks their ability to sense pain. An example is numbing the skin to suture a cut. General anesthesia uses medications that temporarily affects the brain putting you "to sleep" so you don't feel pain or have awareness. (it isn't really sleep). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What kind of anesthesia do doctors use for otoplasty? I'm worried that if I have an otoplasty with local anesthesia, i might move at the wrong time during the surgery. Can i request general?
Two doctors, same cost facelift. The one using local anesthesia rather than general, makes more money, correct? Would that be why local, not safety?
Facelift under local: For some types of facelifts which involve smaller incisions and less dissection, the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia. Have your face evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon to determine which procedure is best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi! Is there anyway I can have a doctor break my hymen without pain (using some local anesthesia)? I'm a very scared person. Thanks
Hymen: Sure - this is not uncommon. This is usually done by the OB/GYN ...Read more
I need a nose closed reduction, local anesthesia, simple process at the doctors office. Whats the after care like? When can I go to the gym again?
Hi doctors , 2weeks ago i made 2 corns surgery right leg bottom of the leg , doctor also made local anesthesia till now i can't walk easily why?
Corns are usually : On feet. Having said, i would expect one to be able to at least walk at 2 weeks post op and would recommend you pose this question to your surgeon as we don't know the exact procedure performed or what your foot looks like i.E any swelling etc etc. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: A limited skin only breast lift can be performed under local, very few patients would be good candidates for this type of lift. Most patients would be better served having a breast lift under general anesthesia. Consult a board certified plastic surgeon. http://www.dassmd.com/breast-enhancements/index.html. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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