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Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery

ISBN-10: 0521870909

ISBN-13: 9780521870900

Edition: 2007

Authors: Barry Friedberg

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One major by-product of the aging baby-boom generation has been a surging interest in cosmetic surgery. Out-patient cosmetic surgery clinics have sprouted up in droves all over the U.S., and the number of cosmetic procedures performed in 2005 increased by over 95% from the previous year. Although procedures like facelifts and abdominoplasties (the 'tummy-tuck') are considered minimally invasive, the anesthetic protocols and regimens here are often overly complex and unnecessarily toxic. Major complications involving anesthesia in this (and any other) surgical milieu can range from severe post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) to neuromuscular spasticity to mortality. The mortality spectrum of things may be rare, but there have been many cases in which perfectly healthy cosmetic surgery patients require emergency intervention due to a severe complication involving anesthesia. In recent years, many new anesthetic protocols have been developed to reduce the incidence of PONV and other complications, while ensuring that effective pain management and level of 'un-awareness' during surgery is always maintained.
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List price: $176.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/9/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 284
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.288

Minimally Invasive Anesthesia (MIA) for Minimally Invasive Surgery: Preface
Editor's notes
Propofol ketamine with bispectral index (BIS) monitoring
Preoperative instructions, intra-operative environment Barry
Level of consciousness monitoring
The dissociative effect and pre-emptive analgesia
Special needs of cosmetic dental patients
PK in the UK, PK beyond cosmetic surgery
PK beyond cosmetic surgery: uses of PK MAC for mass casualty situations
Lidocaine toxicity
Local anesthetic blocks in head and neck surgery
Local anesthetics and surgical considerations for body contouring
Alternative Anesthesia Approaches in Cosmetic Surgery
Intravenous anesthesia for cosmetic surgery
Regional anesthesia for cosmetic surgery
General inhalation anesthesia for cosmetic surgery
Other Considerations for Anesthesia in Cosmetic Surgery
Preanesthetic assessment of the cosmetic surgery patient
The psychology of the cosmetic surgical patient
The business of the office anesthesia
The politics of office anesthesia
Staying out of trouble: the medicolegal perspective
A guide to perioperative nutrition
Reflections on 30 years as a defense expert witness