Tags: MAC anesthesia, general anesthesia, surgery suite, liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentation, mommy makeover, cosmetic surgery,
I'm always suprised by how many patients are so glad to not learn we do not use general anesthesia here at our surgery suite. We do not intubate people, so you will not have a breathing tube inserted in your throat and not be on any breathing machines.
We using a form of MAC anesthesia, commonly referred to as 'twilight'...similar to having your wisdom teeth removed but safer and more monitored. We use this with all our cosmetic surgery here...all breast augmentations, liposuctions, mommy makeovers, tummy tucks, facelifts...whatever.
This type of anesthesia has less risk for nausea and vomiting and way less for any blood clots.
Imaage has done thousands of procedures over the years with MAC and the evidence is clear that this is a safer method than general anesthesia.