Though many plastic surgeries–such as breast augmentation and liposuction, require the use of general anesthesia to, essentially, put a patient to sleep during a procedure, it is not necessary for all cosmetic surgeries. General anesthesia works by manipulating the brain to not respond to the pain signals from the procedure. Thus, depending on what kind of alteration you are looking to get, you may only need simple local anesthesia paired with a sedative or no forms of anesthesia at all.
At Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery, our team knows that many people in Des Moines struggle to make the decision to get plastic surgery due to a fear of going under anesthesia. Fortunately, there are several procedures that you can start off with that do not require the use of anything more than a local anesthesia.
Deciding to get cosmetic or reconstructive surgery is, understandably, a major decision. Because of this, many people may prefer to have a lesser procedure done that does not require the use of anesthesia. Some cosmetic procedures that typically do not require the use of anesthesia include:
These and other, less invasive cosmetic surgeries may help you get the look you want without having to undergo general anesthesia. Additionally, many other procedures that use local, or topical, anesthesia are also available.
When considering cosmetic surgery, there are many things that need to be considered. With the right guidance and professionals, you can make your experience simple and easy. Call Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery at (515) 222-1111 to schedule your consultation today.