Questions about Breast Augmentation Anesthesia
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What anesthesia does Dr. Broadway use for breast augmentation?
For most plastic surgery procedures, including breast augmentation, Dr. Broadway generally uses local anesthesia with IV sedation. However, depending on your health history and other factors, a different option may be recommended in your case.
What is the difference between IV sedation and general anesthesia?
In general anesthesia, you essentially go to sleep completely. This sleep is so deep that you require artificial respiration. It may require up to several days before you are fully recovered. IV sedation does not put you completely to sleep. You will not be somewhat aware of your surroundings and can actually respond to questions and Dr. Broadway's instructions. However, you will not likely remember much of the procedure. Artificial respiration is not required with IV sedation.
Why does Dr. Broadway recommend local anesthesia with IV sedation?
Dr. Broadway prefers local anesthesia with IV sedation because it is safe and actually better at reducing postoperative discomfort. IV sedation is generally considered safer because it is a "lighter" form of sedation that does not require artificial respiration.
How much experience does Dr. Broadway have performing breast augmentation with IV sedation?
Although it is not the conventional method, Dr. Broadway has over 10 years of experience performing breast augmentation with IV sedation. Over the years, his technique has evolved to include the use of a tumescent anesthesia that allows for faster recovery and reduces postoperative discomfort.
Who will perform my anesthesia?
Renewal Surgery Center offers a highly qualified anesthesia team. Dr. Broadway has full confidence in the training and experience of his anesthesia staff. Your anesthesia provider will remain in the OR throughout your procedure and will monitor your vital signs to reduce the risk of anesthesia-related complications.
How safe is anesthesia?
Many people are concerned about the risk of anesthesia-related complications, but anesthesia is actually quite safe. The risk of serious complications related to general anesthesia is about equivalent to that of experiencing severe injury any time you ride in a car. IV sedation is even safer.
If you have more questions about breast augmentation anesthesia, please contact the Broadway Center for Plastic Surgery today to learn more.