Can breast augmentation, mastopexy or breast reduction surgery be performed under local anesthesia?
The answer is yes, it is possible! In fact, through a procedure of local tissue infiltration it is possible to obtain adequate anesthesia of the surgical site for the entire duration of the operation cosmetic surgery thailand
ANESTHESIA commonly refers to a series of techniques used to abolish or temporarily reduce painful sensitivity, guaranteeing patients the best psycho-physical conditions and thus making it possible to perform surgical interventions. Local anesthesia in cryoanalgesia is a long-known anesthetic procedure which consists in the use of local anesthetic diluted in large quantities of physiological solution which is injected into large tissue areas where it spreads uniformly, thus allowing extensive anesthesia regional.The novelty of this procedure, as has been known for some time, consists in maintaining the solution at a low temperature (4°C), thus increasing the anesthetic power and regional vasoconstriction, allowing for less dispersion of the drugs and ensuring that they remain longer concentrated at the surgical site.
In general, cryotherapy finds various applications in the medical field, certainly among sports doctors it is used in the treatment of sports injuries in order to reduce inflammation and pain, thus also reducing recovery times; in the orthopedic field it is equally used in the post-operative period as well as in breast surgery, both reconstructive and aesthetic, in order to reduce bleeding.
In the aesthetic field, this type of procedure was initially described for the simplest forms of breast augmentation which involved the implantation of a subglandular prosthesis. Subsequently it was seen that the same procedure could be extended to more demanding breast augmentation operations, such as those involving a sub-muscular or “dual plane” implant, or even in mastopexy and reduction mastoplasty.
It should be noted that local anesthesia does not go beyond the fact that the operation is carried out in the operating room, according to all the required safety and sterility protocols and in the presence of an anesthetist who, during the operation, will monitor heart rate and activity, pressure blood pressure and oxygen saturation. In all cases the procedure is always accompanied by a minimum degree of sedation which aims to reduce discomfort for the patient during the administration of the local anesthetic and to maintain a state of total relaxation for the entire duration of the operation .