Plastic Surgery: Looking young is negotiable

Kolkata, Nov 21, 2010 (Calcutta Tube/IBNS) In today’s fast paced world, no one has the time to take a second look in the mirror. One has to look good, feel good and seal that deal at the first instant.

[ReviewAZON asin=”0323034705″ display=”inlinepost”]While many of us have formed a regimen to hit the gym, gone green, powered ourselves to yoga to keep fit, looking good is far from being just fit. Going under the knife is not restricted to the glam world anymore.

An increasing number of urban working class to affluent now queue to go under the plastic surgeon’s knife.

The process is simple. You get on the table, close your eyes, and when you open them again, you’re in for a big surprise. Pay the right amount of money, and you are oblivious to the chaos that ensue once the surgery starts and wake up, literally, a new person

In this entire uproar there is one important person Anesthesiologist that is quite overlooked, Anesthesiologist plays a very important part in a surgery, getting into making a patient unconscious before he goes under surgeon knife and after the surgery bringing him back to normal.

Quoting a case where in a patient was in the conscious state of mind in spite of being anesthetized during a surgery, the phenomenon was Intra operative awareness.

It’s something that happens when the effect of the anesthetic agents responsible for lack of awareness during the surgical process either is not good enough or has worn off while the operation is in progress, or is inadequate for that patient during the surgery.

A cosmetic surgery unlike other surgeries as it is a work of art and a complicated one at that. It changes one or many aspects of the anatomy that may have spiraling effects on it.

For eg. Liposuction. This is an extremely popular surgery amongst urban citizens who want to loose extra cellulite (fat) from the bodies without having to sweat it out in the gym. When a patient undergoes Liposuction his/her BMI (Body Mass Index) or weight is at a higher level compared to post surgery weight or BMI.

Hence, it is critical to regulate the amount of anesthesia that is administered accordingly else the patient is at risk of slipping into coma or even dying during the process. This pivotal function is the responsibility of the anesthesiologist without whose expertise the cosmetic surgery will be a total disaster.

Throwing some light over the criticality of the function, renowned anesthesiologist Dr. Saikat SenGupta, Sr Consultant & Academic Coordinator, Apollo Gleneagles Hospital says: “While the patient is being operated upon it is our job as anesthesiologists to ensure that his/her condition is continuously monitored to ensure a smooth operation.” Hence it requires an alert mind that is fast at computing the dynamics of the human body.”

Today’s cosmetologists invest heavily on this one professional as cosmetic surgeries are done by choice and not by need. Hence the patient is not necessarily a patient, but a candidate who spends huge amounts of money and risks his/her life each time he/she is goes under the knife.

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