Which are the criteria when deciding what type of anesthesia is used during the hymenoplasty procedure?
Hymenoplasty, also known as hymenorrhaphy or hymen reconstruction surgery, is a quite simple and painless surgical procedure that involves very little risk for the patient. The remnant hymenal tissue is carefully reconnected using a special micro-surgical technique, perfectly reproducing the appearance and behavior of the hymenal ring. Because the operation is non-invasive and relatively uncomplicated, the gynecological surgeon can utilize either local anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on several factors. Generally, depending on the clinic you have selected, the decision is made in concert by the medical staff and the patient, usually after a detailed medical and gynecological examination. While many patients may opt for hymenoplasty with general anesthesia since they might dislike the idea of being awake during the operation, local anesthesia does guarantee that the patient will not feel any pain or discomfort, while avoiding some of the risks associated with general anesthesia. Also, it has been often found that general anesthesia may not be suitable for all patients since it is more demanding on the patient's health; vomiting, chest infection, dental damage, embolism and nerve injury are all possible occurrences when undergoing general anesthesia, though the risk of this happening is indeed quite limited. The health condition of the patient is the main concern when deciding what method will be used during the procedure, since our primary responsibility is towards your wellbeing.
At Renew Skin & Health Clinic, after a careful medical consultation, during which the benefits as well as the limitations of the procedure will be discussed at lenght, the surgeon, the patient and the anesthetist will reach a decision that best suits the interest of the patient. If you wish to benefit from excellent hymenoplasty, the Renew Skin & Health Clinic team of gynecological specialists is at your disposal. For an appointment, simply contact Renew Skin & Health Clinic Head Office.
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