Do most plastic surgeons use anesthesiologists, or just a nurse anesthetist? To me getting put to sleep is the scary part. Is having the procedures done in a hospital with an anesthesiologist always an option?
In my office I only use a board certified anesthesiologist. I can also perform this in a hospital as well.
Hi. Yes, fear of anesthesia is a big issue for many people. In our center, we only use board-certified MD anesthesiologists for all major surgeries. They are the most experienced & highly trained.
Make sure you ask who your anesthesia provider will be, as this is not the case everywhere...
In my office we also use a board certified anesthesiologist.
We use only board certified anesthesiologists in our office surgical center. If I am in the hospital, I work with nurse anesthetists but they are being supervised by an MD anesthesiologist. In an office setting it is appropriate to have a MD anesthesiologist caring for you. Remember they will keep you safe, by monitoring your vital signs, keep you hydrated, etc.
Thanks. I had breast implants done years ago & never had a problem other than a capsular contraction to develop, that feels hard, which I've ignored. 1)What's a mini tummy tuck? 2) Can a mini tummy tuck / tummy tuck be done w/ a correction procedure simultaneously to correct capsular contraction, or do both procedures need to be done separately? 3) What is done to fix the capsular contraction?
Contracture is fixed by removing the implant, removing the capsule, placing a drain and a new implant. It still might happen but it is important to start with fresh tissue. Gentle massage helps afterward too. Mini tummy tuck is removing skin from the lower abdomen only, and not addressing the upper abdomen or muscle. It is appropriate if the main issue is excess skin at the bottom. They can be done together.
Thank you for sharing your excellent question. This will vary based on the physician but in my practice only board certified anesthesiologists are used. Hope this helps.