At FACEmed we understand that it’s completely normal to feel some degree of stress when you come in for surgery. Because of this, we’re pleased to offer you the opportunity to have all of our aesthetic surgeries performed under a combination of local anaesthesia and sedation.
This way, the surgical result is maximized while keeping the physiological stress of your operation to a minimum. The experience of your surgery will be improved and our surgeon will be able to do his best work and produce the fantastic result you are looking for.
A few minutes before your surgery commences you will be given a combination of medications that will provide you with anxiety relief and a sense of general wellbeing.
The medication you will receive is made up of an anxiolitic (an anti-anxiety medication) and a painkiller that has a powerful effect on your central nervous system.
Some of the medications that are used for sedation are in fact the same as those normally used for general anaesthesia. That said, it is important that you understand that there are some major differences between the two.
During your procedure at FACEmed you will be sedated and therefore always conscious, unlike a medical general anaesthetic which renders you unconscious. This means that you will be able to answer simple questions or tell us if you are in any kind of discomfort.
The effects of the sedation usually only last a few hours, depending on the length of your procedure. Even so, you will not be able to perform any complex neurological tasks, like driving for example, for at least 24 hours. You will also need to have someone with you for the first night after your surgery.
Sedation is preferred over a general anaesthetic due to the lower impact it has on your nervous system and body. It’s a gentler approach and as such the risk of heavy side effects are less.
The most common
side effects related to sedation are a slight sense of nausea and low blood
pressure, both of which will be resolved before your discharge with some
anti-sickness or/and intravenous fluid. These mild side effects can happen in
one or two patients in every ten.
To ensure that
this medical procedure is delivered safely and without complications, your
sedation will be done by a consultant anaesthetist.
If you wish to
know more about it please feel free to ask during your consultation.
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