What kind of anesthesia is used for gynecomastia surgery?
Most surgeons perform the operation under general anesthesia, but it is a procedure that is also well-suited to being performed under oral sedation and local anesthesia. Many surgeons use drains after surgery to reduce the chance of fluid collections.
Does gynecomastia surgery require general anesthesia?
The most well known gynecomastia anesthesia option is general anesthesia. Gynecomastia surgery is performed in an accredited outpatient surgery center and anesthesia is administered by one of our board certified anesthesiologists.
Do you get put to sleep for gyno surgery?
Depending on your budget, health, and the extent of the procedure, you may be put under general anesthesia or local anesthesia. If you are put under general anesthesia, you will be asleep during your entire procedure. If you are put under local anesthesia, you will only fall asleep if you are given an oral sedative.
Is gyno surgery under local anesthesia?
The procedure can be done under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic. When the gynecomastia surgery is done under local anaesthetic, patients will feel a small sting as the local anaesthetic is infiltrated into the breast tissue; this takes about five or ten minutes.
What is IV sedation?
Intravenous (IV) sedation refers to the administering of an anti-anxiety drug through the blood during your dental treatment. An IV sedation dentistry is sometimes referred to as ‘twilight’ or ‘sleep’ dentistry. However, rather than putting you to sleep, the sedative helps you to relax and feel at peace.
How should I sleep with gynecomastia?
Sleep – After gynecomastia surgery, it is important to rest and sleep at a 45 degree angle on your back for at least the first 3 days. Continue to do so until you feel comfortable sleeping the way you normally do.