Anesthesia and Tummy Tucks
Anesthesia and Abdominoplasty
Anesthesia is necessary for many surgical operations including
tummy tucks. It is important to understand that anesthesia carries
its own risks that are separate from the tummy tuck procedure in
order to experience your tummy tuck completely. The more information
you have involving every aspect of your tummy tuck, the smoother
the actual operation and recovery will be.
Anesthesia is important because it can provide pain relief as well
as to control the patients body to allow the tummy tuck procedure
to be performed smoothly. Bodily reactions to injury involves increased
heart rate, tissue swelling, involuntary acts like tears, more shallow
breathing, and sending white blood cells to repair the damaged tissue.
During a tummy tuck incisions are made and the body will naturally
react to the bodily trauma that can complicate the tummy tuck procedure.
This is why it is important for anesthesia to be administered in
surgical procedures like a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck will probably
require a general anesthesia to be used.
The anesthetic works by preventing the tummy tuck patient from
feeling pain, allowing unconsciousness, preventing the patient from
moving around, serves as a memory loss mechanism, and eliminates
the natural bodily reactions to trauma. Your tummy tuck plastic
surgeon will review the risks of anesthesia with the patient prior
to the tummy tuck procedure.