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Which Cosmetic Treatments Do Not Require General Anesthesia?


Posted July 14, 2021 in Blog

Some people overlook cosmetic treatments even though they aren’t happy with their looks due to fear of general anesthesia. In most cases, anesthesia is safe, but many people still hesitate to get surgery that isn’t necessary. 

Cosmetic Treatments That Do Not Require General Anesthesia
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Let’s look at how you can achieve your ideal appearance without general anesthesia.

While many more invasive plastic surgery procedures require general anesthesia, such as facelift and neck lift surgery, not every cosmetic enhancement does so. 

Even if you wish to avoid general anesthesia, there are facial cosmetic enhancements available to you.

Which Surgical Procedures Only Use Local Anesthesia?

For patients with aging limited to the eye region, you are in luck. Eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) can often be performed using local anesthesia. 

Eyelid surgery is performed to address laxity and aging on the upper and/or lower eyelids. This can include sagging skin, excess fat deposits, upper-eyelid hooding, and lower-eyelid bags. Many men and women discover that this surgery rejuvenates and reawakens their entire facial appearance.

Anesthesia options vary depending on the patient’s needs. You will be able to discuss your options with Dr. Brothers during your initial consultation.

Which Procedures Only Require a Topical Anesthetic?

While non-surgical facial treatments cannot match the results available with plastic surgery, many patients don’t need full surgery to get the youth-restoring results they want.

And, fortunately, non-surgical treatments are performed without general anesthesia. Usually, only a topic numbing agent is used to ensure comfort.

Some of these treatments include injectables and fillers, laser treatments, chemical peels, and microneedling. 

Dermal fillers can help plump up sunken areas of the face and smooth out wrinkles, giving you a more youthful appearance.

Laser treatments are also non-surgical and help to improve the condition of the skin. They can be used to remove blemishes, acne scars, and sun damage. Laser treatments will also leave your skin looking younger and fresher, as the procedure helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles.

Chemical peels and facials are used to improve skin tone and texture while minimizing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.

Microneedling addresses skin concerns like acne scars and fine lines by stimulating collagen production.

So, What Are the Risks Associated With Anesthesia?

Even if you do not see the procedure you want listed above, don’t fret. You can still get any facial surgery; you may just need to accept that general anesthesia will be used.

However, you will be pleased to know that complications associated with anesthesia are rare. Don’t let the thought of having anesthesia put you off making changes to your appearance. 

While there are always risks associated with medical procedures, including anesthesia, the same could be said for anything you want to do. Risks are always a part of life.

Most people who have anesthesia won’t experience any adverse effects and will come round and recover quickly. 

You may feel groggy after having anesthesia, but this is to be expected and will quickly clear. 

Contact the Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta

If you are thinking of having plastic surgery and would like to find out more about your anesthesia options, don’t hesitate to contact the Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta. You will be able to discuss your options at the initial consultation.

The team offers a large selection of plastic surgery and non-invasive treatment options, including eyelid surgery, laser resurfacing treatments, and dermal fillers. Contact the Plastic Surgery Centre of Atlanta today at 404-257-9888.

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