Sedation for Aesthetic Surgery

  • Jack C. Fisher
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


In many regions of the world, general anesthesia is used routinely for aesthetic surgery, making sedation a less important step. In the future, increasing costs of surgery will very likely stimulate more frequent use of local anesthesia. In the United States, where hospital costs are prohibitive, patients requesting elective surgery will seek surgeons willing to use sedation and local anesthesia in preference to general anesthesia, usually in an office operating facility.


Local Anesthesia Regional Anesthesia Office Staff Aesthetic Surgery Western Music 
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