Cosmetic surgery questions: let’s talk about anaesthetic

Here at SJG Plastic Surgery, we know that the first experience anyone has with aesthetic surgery can be a daunting experience. For good reasons: after all, nobody likes to undergo a surgical procedure, and the idea of actually choosing to have one is a little disconcerting to the uninitiated.

But – as our records show – for every person who is scared of cosmetic surgery, there are thousands who have benefited from the improvements in the field over the years. Most of our clients have been a little wary when they had their first procedure, but none of them regrets having one done.

There are many psychological barriers that we naturally put up when it comes to our first procedure, but let’s talk about one of the main ones: anaesthetic. For a lot of clients – particularly mature people with memories of the horrors of old-school dental treatment – going under anaesthetic is one of the main issues, so let’s clear up a few misconceptions.

Local anaesthesia

Nowadays, the majority of procedures are conducted under local anaesthesia: the client is placed under intravenous sedation and the area that is to be treated is numbed. This doesn’t knock the patient out; it puts them in a relaxed and comfortable state, ensuring they hardly feel the effects of the procedure.

General anaesthesia

In certain cases, general anaesthesia – usually administered with an injection – is deployed. General anaesthetics nowadays are an extremely safe procedure, although it should be stressed that elderly clients or those with significant medical problems are under a slightly increased risk.

If anaesthetic-related concerns are putting you off from getting the look you want, the best thing to do is to book a no-obligation consultation with us. You explain your fears, and we’ll give you the facts.

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