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Before surgery – general anaesthetic

General anaesthesia is a state of controlled unconsciousness. During a general anaesthetic, medications are used to send you to sleep, so you’re unaware of surgery and don’t move or feel pain while it’s carried out. The general anaesthetic is administered by a doctor called anaesthetist. It’s vital to inform your doctor about any medication you’re taking as well as allergies you have in order to ensure that you body don’t react negatively to anaesthetic. Once administered, The anaesthetic should take effect very quickly- you”ll start feeling light-headed, before becoming unconscious within a minute or so. After that, any stimulation to the body doesn’t get processed or recognised by the brain, which means you will feel no pain whatsoever. Once you wake up, you will feel sleepy.

General anaesthetics have some common side effects. Most of them occur immediately after the operation and don’t last long. Possible side effects include:
-feeling sick and vomiting – this usually occurs immediately, although some people may continue to feel sick for up to a day
-shivering and feeling cold – this may last a few minutes or hours
-confusion and memory loss – this is more common in elderly people or those with existing memory problems; it’s usually temporary, but occasionally can be longer lasting
-bladder problems –you may have difficulty passing urine
-dizziness – fluids can help with that
-bruising and soreness – this may develop in the area where you were injected or had a drip fitted; it usually heals without treatment
-sore throat – during your operation, a tube may be inserted either into your mouth or down your throat
to help you breathe; afterwards, this can cause a sore throat

It’s crucial to refrain from eating and drinking for 10-12 hours before the surgery performed under general anaesthetic. The types of surgeries involving this kind of anaesthesia usually include Tummy Tuck, Tummy Liposuction, Gynecomastia Max, Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift with Implants, Breast Implants Exchange