“I'm going to have breast augmentation surgery. I studied everything there is to learn about this topic. I was surprised to realize that in matters of plastic surgery, anesthesia is a very important and delicate topic. What should I or any other person planning to undergo an operation know about anesthesia, and what should I pay attention to?"
One of the main and most frequent questions that can be heard during consultations is "is anesthesia harmful?" Today, many very good, one might even say, gentle drugs have appeared that have a minimal effect on the cardiovascular and nervous systems. Compared to those drugs that were used 10-15 years ago, this is a completely different level. Of course, there is nothing useful in anesthesia, you should not deceive yourself. But there are many ways to make anesthesia as harmless to the body as possible.
The second most popular question: "can you wake up during the operation?" To this question, I answer this way: just not in modern clinics. Now the operations are carried out under the full monitoring of the patient's condition - both during and after surgery. Doctors constantly monitor all indicators and monitor the depth of anesthesia. They know exactly how pain-free and relaxed the patient is.
Another important question: if a patient who decides to undergo plastic surgery takes any medications, should they be canceled before going to the clinic? In most cases, drug withdrawal is not required before surgery. But, if the patient is taking medications that thin the blood, then it is imperative to warn your anesthesiologist and surgeon about this.
In general, a person planning to undergo an operation should only know what the anesthesiologist tells him about anesthesia. It all depends on the history, type of surgery, health status. Before the operation, the patient undergoes many examinations without fail, based on the results of which the specialist decides on the possibility of the operation and the type of anesthesia. That is why you should be as frank and honest as possible with the anesthesiologist, since there are a lot of nuances here.
About the expert:
Sergei Nikolaevich Blokhin
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