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How Is General Anesthesia Different From Local Anesthesia
Different medication: The word "anesthesia" can be confusing. It applies to many different drugs that prevent responses to pain. Drugs like Lidocaine and novocaine are injected with a needle to numb an area: this is "local" anesthesia. Other drugs that are given through an iv--such as Propofol or sodium pentothal--and anesthesia gases that you breathe produce general anesthesia and complete unconsciousness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See below: Probably the general anesthetic would be more expensive, but it depends on where it is done. In an operating room you would also be paying the hospital charges for the or, as well as the nurses. The cost of the actual anesthetic would be on top of this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can cats be spayed on local anesthesia? If not then why is general anesthesia necessary? I would love to know in detail:)
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
Do i need general anesthesia for a thread lift? Can a thread lift be done under local anesthesia, or does it usually require a general?
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Is liposculpture done with a general anesthesia or local? Will I have to be completely knocked out for liposculpture, or can it be done with a local anesthesia?
I've 3 damaged teeth and one of them reached the nerve already. Can i be under general anesthesia!? I can't bear the pain even under local anesthesia.
What kind of anesthesia will I have with vaser liposuction? I have horrible nausea after general anesthesia. Can I have vaser liposuction usual local anesthesia?
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