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No one chooses to have brain surgery, a heart bypass operation, or hip replacement; those procedures are necessary and the result of a physician’s advice. Cosmetic surgery, on the other hand, is often elective and the result of the patient’s desire to make changes to their appearance. But just because cosmetic surgery is a choice doesn’t mean it is any less of a surgery.
Anesthesia is an important and indispensable tool for many surgeries and other medical procedures. By sedating a client with anesthesia, doctors can perform invasive, sensitive tasks that would otherwise be excruciatingly painful for a patient if they were awake and alert. But bringing a patient to such a deep state of unconsciousness requires powerful medication, and that medication needs to be selected, administered, and monitored with the utmost care.