Anesthesia and Techniques of Administration
Fifty years ago anesthesia only meant painless, but now it includes circulation and respiration management, and monitoring blood pressure, heart rate, and oxygen saturation continuously is both simple and necessary.
The ideal anesthesia for hair transplant surgery includes many factors, and while safety is a main priority, the ultimate goal of HT anesthesia is to minimize blood loss, minimize airway obstruction, and provide a relaxed painless experience for the patient. IV sedation is a useful tool to have available for modern anesthesia, and this chapter will review how to use it safely.
The main concept is to use minimal sedation and stimuli. To achieve the goal, we apply a different approach from traditional PO sedation.
We begin by starting the IV sedation to relax the patient. We then inject a supraorbital block to the recipient site and then the tumescent anesthesia for the donor site.
KeywordsHair transplant Local anesthesia Nerve block Tumescent anesthesia IV sedation