What Type of Anesthesia Should I Use in Asian Eyelid Surgery or Double Eyelid Surgery?

Patients are concerned about anesthesia when it comes to Asian eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery. There are three types of anesthesia that can be used in Asian eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery.

One is general anesthesia. The second is intravenous sedation (IV sedation) anesthesia. The third is local anesthesia.

In general anesthesia, the patient is intubated and the machine breath for the patient. This is the most aggressive and invasive form of anesthesia. This type of anesthesia is unnecessary and has risks that are also unnecessary for Asian eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery.

Intravenous sedation for Asian eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery is also not recommended.

The reason is that when the patient is sedated, the patient often loses their inhibitory response mechanism. What this means is that the patient may accidentally move during surgery and cause injury while the plastic surgeon is operating.

According to the American Society of Anesthesiologist, the safest form of anesthesia was determined to be local anesthesia.

The safest method of performing Asian eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery is using local anesthesia. This is because there are essentially no risks from local anesthesia. In addition, the patient does not have to fast before surgery. And, local anesthesia will not cause nausea and vomiting after surgery. Furthermore, there is minimal blood pressure fluctuation after surgery. What this means is that there will be much less chance of postoperative bleeding. Lastly, because the patient is awake, they can open and close their eyes for the surgeon to evaluate the eyelid function and eyelash eversion in Asian eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery.

Therefore, when performing Asian eyelid surgery or
double eyelid surgery, local anesthesia is the safest and
most effective method of anesthesia.

Dr. Kenneth Kim, a board-certified plastic surgeon based in Los Angeles, California performs Asian eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery under local anesthesia.

Dr. Kim will discuss with the patient the pros and cons of various anesthesia methods while performing Asian eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery with you during your private consultation. If you have any questions about Asian eyelid surgery or double eyelid surgery, call to schedule your informative consultation today!

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