What to Expect with General Anesthesia in Breast Augmentation Surgery (Pt 2)
In this two part article, double board certified Breast Augmentation surgeon Doctor Ali explains general anesthesia – to help you understand the anesthesia process and reduce your concerns.
Board certified Breast Augmentation Surgeon Doctor Ali will decide which type of anesthesia is right for you, based on your current and past health, relevant test results, and the type of Breast Augmentation surgery being performed. He will discuss all of this with you during your consultation. It is our goal to answer every one of our patients’ questions to ensure that all of our patients are well-informed and worry-free on the day of their Breast Augmentation surgery.
The Day of Breast Augmentation Surgery
You will meet your anesthesiologist on the day of your Breast Augmentation surgery. He or she will constantly monitor your vital signs (heart rate, breathing, blood pressure) before, during, and after the surgery – and will also continuously adjust the levels of anesthesia you’re given. If there are any issues related to anesthetic during the Breast Augmentation surgery, they will correct them by giving additional fluids or medications.
Your anesthesia medications may be given intravenously (IV) or inhaled through a mask or both.
You will be free of pain, consciousness, movement, and memory during the time you’re under general anesthesia. Many people describe their experience as a “time warp,” where they aren’t sure how much time has passed when they wake up after surgery.
How quickly you wake up afterward depends on multiple factors: the type of anesthetics and other medications used, how you responded to them, and what amounts were given.
After your Breast Augmentation surgery, you will go to a recovery room where you’ll continue to be monitored. Your vital signs and bandages will be checked, and you’ll be asked how you’re feeling. If you experience any pain, be sure to tell your medical team so they can help you.
Side Effects of General Anesthesia After Breast Augmentation Surgery
There may be some side effects of anesthesia. These are temporary, but can last for several hours after surgery.
Some common effects of General Anesthesia after Breast Augmentation Surgery are:
- Weakness or changes in muscle control
- Altered coordination
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Dry mouth
- Sore throat/mild hoarseness
- Feeling cold and/or shivering
Depending on what type of procedure(s) you had done, you will either be able to go home the same day or will stay in a hospital to continue your recovery. If you need to stay, Doctor Ali and your nurse will visit you to see how you’re doing and whether you have any more questions.
Detroit Area Breast Augmentation Surgeon
If you still have questions about what general anesthesia during Breast Augmentation Surgery entails, please talk about it during your consultation with award-winning Detroit area plastic surgeon Dr. Ali. He has safely performed Breast Augmentation Surgery on hundreds of patients using General Anesthetic, and it is his goal to ensure that you are 100% comfortable and worry-free.