When Dr. Fechner selects anesthesia for facial cosmetic procedures, patient safety is of utmost importance. In addition, patient comfort and privacy play a role when cosmetic surgery is planned.
One of the greatest advances in Dr. Fechner’s facial cosmetic surgery practice has been the avoidance of general anesthesia. The advantages of this approach have been multifold: faster recovery for our facial cosmetic patients, successful prevention of nausea and vomiting after surgery and a substantial decrease in time necessary for Dr. Fechner to perform the procedures. In conjunction with Dr. Fechner’s innovative and minimally invasive plastic surgery techniques, these advantages help minimize recovery time and allow for a faster return to the patient’s everyday activities.
A thorough discussion between the patient and Dr. Fechner will identify the best anesthesia technique for each patient. Possible methods include local anesthesia for facial cosmetic procedures where the region can easily be numbed (comparable to what one would experience at the dentist’s office). For relaxation purposes, Dr. Fechner frequently adds a mild sedative before initiation of cosmetic surgery. Sometimes, conscious sedation may be preferable to achieve the optimal environment for the proposed facial cosmetic procedure. Conscious sedation, sometimes also called “twilight anesthesia”, is a technique where the patient does not feel or remember anything but still breathes by him or herself and can be awakened within a short period of time.
Again, the right anesthesia option will be decided with the patient during the consultation with Dr. Fechner.
* Results may vary by individual.
On behalf of the entire team at Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we would like to take a moment to say thank you again for your loyalty and support during this unprecedented time. The past several months have been unlike anything we've ever experienced, and we're working hard to evolve so that we can continue to provide you with the patient experience you have come to expect from our practice.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic, Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa has taken extreme precautionary measures, in addition to following the most up to date CDC recommendations and state guidelines to maximize the health and safety of our patients, staff and facility. Our surgical center and medical spa remain committed to providing the best patient care, and we are actively working to take all necessary precautions as we plan to safely re-open our practice. Please help us continue to protect the health and well-being of our patients and workplace by cooperating with all of our precautionary measures and protocols against COVID-19 at your next appointment, or as you plan for your surgery.
As a fully accredited surgical facility, Fechner MD has always observed the highest level of safety and sanitation. In fact, as a surgeon, Dr. Fechner is an expert in infection control. We want to ensure that we are doing everything possible for our patients to safely return for surgical and medical spa treatments alike.
The upgraded work flow and safety protocols we have implemented at Fechner MD far exceed those being recommended by any government agency.
Fechner MD will adhere to all local, state, and government mandates. We expect to cautiously resume medical spa and injectable treatments during Phase 2 of the Massachusetts phased reopening. We are awaiting a definitive date from Governor Baker. Cosmetic surgery is expected to resume during Phase 3 of Governor Baker’s plan. We ask for your patience and understanding as our staff is working diligently to reschedule all surgeries and procedures affected by our closure. Please understand that in order to open and adhere to Massachusetts guidelines, we will need to limit the number of staff and patients we have in our building and extend the time between patient appointments in order to sanitize rooms. This means we will have fewer available openings for procedures. In order to maximize our provider appointments, we will continue to hold consultations virtually rather than in person, with a few exceptions (body contouring, Instalift, vein treatments).
We thank you in advance for your patience throughout this time, and we look forward to seeing you here again as we begin to resume business operations. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Fechner MD Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at (508) 754-4000 and our team will gladly assist you. Thank you!