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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Anesthesia: Dangerous?

There are many things that you might be worried about when it comes to cosmetic surgery. If you are going under the knife, you are going to have to have anesthesia during your surgery, whether you like it or not. This is for your own benefit, because they can’t do the things that they need to do to your face and to your body if you are awake. It is to protect you from the pain that you would otherwise feel.

So, being put under is something that you are going to have to deal with. But is it safe? Many people go under the knife every day, and many people have anesthesia every day and are also fine. However, there is always a risk to it.

This is what makes cosmetic surgery so interesting. People who get anesthesia (no matter what they are getting put under for) are always taking a risk. It is something that often reacts poorly with some people, and sometimes there are grave consequences, such as death. People have ended up in comas and have ended up paralyzed because their bodies do not react well with the anesthesia. However, with a surgery that is designed to cure you or fix a problem it is often a risk that people take because they know that their chances of getting hurt from the anesthesia are low. They are there, but they are low, and they feel that the benefits of whatever surgery they are having are going to outweigh these risks. However, with cosmetic surgery, you aren’t doing something that is going to save your life or make you better, you are simply changing the way that you look. So, you have to look at this small chance of something going wrong with the anesthesia and say that you might indeed be taking a risk that isn’t worth it in the end.

You should know that the greatest risk is in those that are older or are weaker for some other reason. If you have never been put under before, be sure to talk about this with the doctor before your procedure. You want him to be aware that this is your first time so that he can watch you for any adverse reaction to the anesthesia. Also, if you have had problems in the past, you absolutely need to mention these to the doctor because there is a chance that this might reoccur.

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