Once a patient decides to undergo a plastic surgery operation, there is an amount of questions and doubts, being the anaesthesia one of them. The different alternatives, the risks, the waking up, the fear to feel pain during the intervention, going to sleep with apprehension not to wake up, are some of the more frequent questions.
It is fundamental for the patient to have good information, which should be administered by the plastic surgeon and obviously by the anaesthetist.
The anaesthesia is going to be a great part of the intervention. Not only to avoid the pain during the procedure, but also to obtain the maximum comfort during and after the operation. The security is one of the most important things and the anaesthesia should be administered by an anaesthetist counting with the equipment and technology necessary to proceed.
There are different anaesthetic techniques, the use of one or the other should be evaluated by the surgeon, the anaesthetist and the patient, choosing the best alternative depending of the type of surgery, duration, and general health of the patient as same of the parameters to value.