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General anesthesia in cosmetic surgery—is it safe?

Over the past year or so, I’ve had more and more patients ask me if I’m willing to perform cosmetic surgery using local anesthesia.Somehow, the perception that general anesthesia is dangerous is growing, even though it’s not true.I typically prefer general anesthesia for my patients, but I welcome the opportunity to discuss it and put …

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Anesthesia Options for Plastic Surgeries

Board-certified plastic surgeons give life-changing experiences to their patients. When going into surgery, plastic surgeons use a variety of safe anesthesia options depending on the procedure being performed.Anesthesia works in numerous ways. It is an analgesic (pain reliever), an amnesiac (so that the patient does not remember the surgery) and an immobilizer (so that the …

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