Whether it’s you or your child that is coming in for otoplasty surgery, you’ll need to consider the type of anesthesia involved. Depending on what you and your plastic surgeon decide beforehand, the procedure will begin with either local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.
The amount of tissue removal needed and overall complexity of the otoplasty procedure often play a role in the anesthesia decision. General anesthesia will make more sense for longer, more-complex procedures. The patient’s age is also a factor. General anesthesia will typically make the procedure easier for children.
Researching your otoplasty procedure beforehand is always a wise choice, and the best way to learn more about it is by speaking with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Thomas Kaniff. Dr. Kaniff has the experience needed to answer all of your questions, so contact us today to arrange a consultation.