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5 Surprising Facts About Anesthesia


May 4, 2017

Anesthesia is often a patient’s biggest reason for nervousness when it comes to their procedure. People fear that they’ll wake up and feel pain, or maybe wake up and not be able to communicate that they are awake. It is definitely a little unsettling, but hopefully these anesthesia facts help you understand the process a little better»

Smokers Beware
As if you needed more reasons to avoid cigarettes… Studies show that people who are active cigarette smokers need 33% more anesthesia than those who are not. If you’re consistently exposed to secondhand smoke, you too will need at least 20% more anesthesia. Yet another complication associated with cigarettes.   

Give Aromatherapy a Try
Nausea is a fairly common side effect of anesthesia and people have been searching for years to find the cure. A 2013 study suggests that using aromatherapy, specifically a blend of ginger and spearmint oils, can actually limit the impact of nausea after a procedure. Give it a try and see how it works for you!   

Obesity is Complicated
We tell all of our weight loss patients that they should be within 30% of their ideal body weight if they want to be happy with the results of their liposuction procedure. With that being said, there are more problems and complications that come with being severely obese than the ones you already know about. Anesthesia can be tricky when someone is too overweight because it can affect breathing and the intravenous. A doctor might suggest losing weight before you undergo anesthesia.  

The Redhead Myth is a MYTH
People with red hair typically have a specific gene known as melanocortin-1 which was believed to decrease sensitivity to anesthesia. This has been proven false and you redheads can stop all your worrying!

Anesthesia Can Cause Temporary Memory Loss
Anesthesia is designed to keep you sedated and pain-free, but it can also make you forget about the hours leading up to your surgery. Just make sure nothing important happens on surgery day!

Here at Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery, we use local anesthesia which tends to be cheaper and more effective. Our anesthesiologists are knowledgeable and accredited and they are willing to answer any and all of your questions.

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