This surgery can be performed with general anesthesia, local anesthesia and sedation, or spinal anesthesia. General anesthesia, which guarantees the good progress of the surgery in total safety, is performed by putting the patient into deep sleep. During such sleep, respiration is attained through special devices and the human organism preserves all its physiological functions. General anesthesia is particularly used in surgeries when local or loco - regional anesthesia is not applicable. The use of last generation drugs allows for a prompt and non - traumatic awakening, without dizziness or vomiting, and a quick recovery of patients.
Due to some simple reasons, generally our staff of experts prefers using local anesthesia and sedation during this surgery, unless general anesthesia is deemed indispensable. Local anesthesia is performed through some small skin injections of anesthetic drugs, thus guaranteeing numbness and lack of pain at the intervention area. Sedation is a state of somnolence or somehow deeper sleepiness induced by drugs and continuously controlled by the anesthesiologist depending on the surgery’s type and duration. In this case, the combination of both techniques guarantees the good progress of the thigh lifting surgery in total safety. The advantages of sedation compared to general anesthesia consist in the use of a very small quantity of drugs during the intervention, while at the same time keeping the patient in a more physiologically normal state and at normal respiration, without using special devices which provide respiration during general anesthesia. After sedation, the use of last generation drugs allows for a prompt and non - traumatic awakening, without dizziness or vomiting, and an even quicker recovery of patients as compared to recovery from general anesthesia.
Spinal anesthesia is performed through the application of a fine needle at the back through which a small quantity of local anesthetic is injected at the subarachnoid space. Afterwards, the body from the waist down is numbed. The average duration of this anesthetic procedure is 2 - 4 hours and then the body from the waist down gradually starts regaining its normal touch sensation. The patient undergoing the surgery can stay fully awake during the procedure or, if otherwise requested, the spinal anesthesia can be combined with a light state of somnolence for better comfort.