There are four different modes of anaesthesia.
- General Anaesthesia - this is the most profound method of anaesthesia where you lose the control of breathing, so you are mechanically ventilated.
- Monitored sedation or twilight sedation - this is where you are sedated or lightly asleep so that you feel comfortable (like being drunk) but still able to breathe on your own and follow instructions.
- Gas Anasthesia - LIke No 2, you are able to retain control of your breathing and follow instructions but feel more comfortable.
- Local Anaesthesia - no sedation is given but only local injection of anaesthetics so that you dont feel any discomfort.
SlimKorea recommends and uses a combination of 2, 3 and/or 4.
General anaesthesia in liposuctioni is not recommended as the complication rate of liposuction following general anaesthesia appear to be the highest .
A combination of light sedation plus local injection of diluted local anaesthetic fluid (called tumescent technique) has been proven to be the safest method of anaesthesia in liposuction and we SlimKorea follow this guideline strictly. In some patients who are more anxieous, gas is provided for extra relief, on the necessity basis.
Almost all of our patients are happy with our anaesthetic technique and we have not had any complications arising from using our technique.
Amongst numeorus advantages, key elements are:
- Less liposuction related complications.
- No liposuction related mortality using this technique.
- Patient cooperation enables better final shape and outcome.
- Patient can be discharged on the same day and the liposuction can be performed as an outpatient procedure.
- More cost saving for patients with no compromise in the outcome.
- Convenience for patients.
Outpatient surgery allows a person to return home on the same day that a surgical procedure is performed. Outpatient surgery is also referred to as ambulatory surgery, same-day surgery, or office-based surgery.
Most importantly, outpatient surgery has been proven to be effective and safe, and even safer than the inpatient hospital based surgery, hence rising popularity.
Outpatient surgery is suited best for healthy people undergoing surgical procedures that does not require general anaesthesia. Recently, there is a trend towards outpatient surgery (with more than 60% of elective surgery procedures in the United States & in other advanced nations around the world). Health experts expect this percentage will increase to nearly 75% over the next decade.
"Patients prefer office-based surgery because the environment is less threatening than that of a hospital or even a facility designed exclusively for surgery. Because the patients are already familiar with the office, they are likely to be more comfortable on the day of surgery than they would be in new surroundings or with new personnel. Patients often view office care as being more personalized than comparable care provided in a larger facility. Furthermore, there is a significant cost savings for patients"