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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? .

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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology
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Usually this is not done with local anesthesia alone.
The surgeon will usually request sedation anesthesia or possibly a general. Talk to your doctor before the procedure to discuss the options.

In brief: See below

Usually this is not done with local anesthesia alone.
The surgeon will usually request sedation anesthesia or possibly a general. Talk to your doctor before the procedure to discuss the options.
Dr. Richard Pollard
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Dr. Richard Arden
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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One suggestion, if you do opt for a general anaesthetic, is to discuss with your anaesthesiologist the possibility of laryngeal mask anaesthesia (lma).
Patients typically wake up easier from this form of airway management without the irritative effects of endotracheal intubation.

In brief: One

One suggestion, if you do opt for a general anaesthetic, is to discuss with your anaesthesiologist the possibility of laryngeal mask anaesthesia (lma).
Patients typically wake up easier from this form of airway management without the irritative effects of endotracheal intubation.
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Dr. Thomas Lamperti
Facial Plastic Surgery

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You don't have to have only local anesthesia if you don't want to.
If you want you can have IV sedation or general anesthesia instead.

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You don't have to have only local anesthesia if you don't want to.
If you want you can have IV sedation or general anesthesia instead.
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Dr. James Ridgway
Facial Plastic Surgery

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Of course you can request general anesthesia.
This is a very reasonable question. Please note that there are additional costs for higher levels of anesthesia as there are greater considerations and the need for an additional physician’s expertise (anesthesiologist). Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md www.Larrabeecenter.Com.

In brief: Of

Of course you can request general anesthesia.
This is a very reasonable question. Please note that there are additional costs for higher levels of anesthesia as there are greater considerations and the need for an additional physician’s expertise (anesthesiologist). Be healthy and be well, james m. Ridgway, md www.Larrabeecenter.Com.
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