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Can I get blepharoplasty done under general?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but not needed

Blepharoplasty can be safely and comfortably performed under local anesthesia with sedation either in a doctor's office or in a surgery center. General anesthesia adds risk and cost that aren't necessary.

In brief: Yes but not needed

Blepharoplasty can be safely and comfortably performed under local anesthesia with sedation either in a doctor's office or in a surgery center. General anesthesia adds risk and cost that aren't necessary.
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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Blepharoplasty is commonly performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation but there is nothing wrong with having the procedure performed under general anesthesia.
I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.

In brief: Yes

Blepharoplasty is commonly performed under local anesthesia or IV sedation but there is nothing wrong with having the procedure performed under general anesthesia.
I hope this information is helpful. Stephen weber, M.D. Lone tree facial plastic surgeon.
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Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

However, intravenous sedation or oral/intramuscular sedation are also great options.

In brief: Yes

However, intravenous sedation or oral/intramuscular sedation are also great options.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes.

In brief: Yes

Yes.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Unnecessary

Blepharoplsty can be performed under general anesthesia but it is unnecessary.
It can be performed very safely under strict local anesthesia without the risks involved with general anesthesia. A smal sedative can be used in anxious patients.

In brief: Unnecessary

Blepharoplsty can be performed under general anesthesia but it is unnecessary.
It can be performed very safely under strict local anesthesia without the risks involved with general anesthesia. A smal sedative can be used in anxious patients.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Alan Mindlin
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

A surgeon needs to tailor his/her surgery to the medical and psychological evaluation of the patient.
Some people have an inability for any local anesthesia to work. There can be local and systemic problems that prevent their usage. Although rare they do exist.

In brief: Yes

A surgeon needs to tailor his/her surgery to the medical and psychological evaluation of the patient.
Some people have an inability for any local anesthesia to work. There can be local and systemic problems that prevent their usage. Although rare they do exist.
Dr. Alan Mindlin
Dr. Alan Mindlin
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Put to sleep is best

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a delicate operation that rejuvenates the lids and awakens the face.
I prefer to place my patients under general anesthesia and then place numbing medicine within the lids. It is very safe to do so, if in a approved setting, and my patients are very comfortable. The area operated upon is numb the level of anesthesia is light enough to maintain a peaceful rest.

In brief: Put to sleep is best

Blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery is a delicate operation that rejuvenates the lids and awakens the face.
I prefer to place my patients under general anesthesia and then place numbing medicine within the lids. It is very safe to do so, if in a approved setting, and my patients are very comfortable. The area operated upon is numb the level of anesthesia is light enough to maintain a peaceful rest.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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