Any procedure we do we can do under general anesthesia or under local anesthesia. Many people are familiar with general anesthesia from watching medical shows on TV. Not only are you asleep, but a machine actually breathes for you. Local anesthesia is something that you get if you cut yourself and need stitches. The doctor gives a shot to “numb” the area and then the stitches can be placed painlessly. When we use local anesthesia for our office procedures, we usually offer a mild sedative to help patients relax and sometimes even drift off to sleep.
In our opinion, both types of anesthesia are equally safe. But studies find that many, many people are actually afraid to have general anesthesia. Although these fears may not be justified, the fears themselves can be quite real and can prevent people from having the procedures they may desire.
Here, at the Kass Center, we can perform almost any procedure on our website using local anesthesia and mild sedation alone. Of course, if you prefer general anesthesia to be “completely asleep”, we can arrange for this too as the local anesthesia option may not be right for everyone.
For those who do want local anesthesia, the advantages include less risk of being sick to the stomach after the procedure. And less cost too. Some of the procedures we offer under local anesthesia include eyelid surgery, forehead lifts, mini lifts (but maximum results!) such as the S Lift and the Weekend Lift, scar revisions, liposuction and fat transfer procedures, and of course, the incomparable Hetter Peel.
Don’t let your fear of anesthesia stop you from having the procedure you desire. Call the Kass Center to discuss your options today!