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Comfortably Awake in Dover, Ohio

Your Safety Comes First

Comfortably Awake at Fine Arts Skin & Laser

When many of us think of anesthesia for surgery, we think of general anesthesia, which induces a sleep state. However, many patients experience adverse side effects from being put under. General anesthesia also carries a higher risk of serious complications. Increasingly, top surgeons are helping patients avoid these adverse side effects while improving surgical outcomes by employing revolutionary anesthesia methods.

At Fine Arts Skin & Laser Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we prioritize your safety and well-being in every aspect of your care. That is why we employ Comfortably Awake method of anesthesia when performing cosmetic surgery. This approach pleasantly eases anxiety and discomfort without exposing you to unnecessary side effects and risks. Read on to learn how our Comfortably Awake Dover expert and double-board-certified surgeon, Dr. David M. Hartman, incorporates innovative techniques like tumescent anesthetic and PRO-NOX™ self-administered nitrous oxide to keep cosmetic surgery patients comfortable and safe during their procedure, promoting a better, faster recovery.

A Better Approach to Anesthesia

What is Comfortably Awake Surgery?

General anesthesia is becoming less of a standard practice among surgeons operating at the forefront of surgical techniques. Research shows that the risks associated with general anesthesia increase greatly the longer the patient is under, leading to side effects like cognitive impairment and impacts on memory, mood, and alertness (often experienced as an extended “brain fog”). Comfortably Awake Surgery using tumescent anesthesia with PRO-NOX provides physical comfort and emotional relaxation without causing these side effects or exposing you to the serious risks of general anesthesia. As a result, you recover from your procedure faster and enjoy optimal results sooner.

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Improved Comfort and Recovery

What are the benefits of Comfortably Awake Surgery?

Using only tumescent anesthesia and Pro-Nox during surgery significantly reduces the risk of several post-operative complications, making your experience smoother and starting your recovery off right. General anesthesia can cause post-operative nausea, vomiting, dizziness, memory loss, and mood changes, disrupting the early healing process. General anesthesia also carries the risk of aspiration, changes in blood pressure, nerve compression injuries, and the formation of dangerous blood clots. In addition, the Fentanyl component of general anesthesia may predispose patients to become dependent on narcotic painkillers after surgery.

Instead of putting you to sleep as with general anesthesia, our Comfortably Awake technique provides a high level of pain relief limited to the precise treatment area. At the same time, PRO-NOX induces a euphoric state that alleviates anxiety and provides a pleasant experience. Because PRO-NOX is self-administered, you get only the amount you desire. The nitrous oxide exits your body quickly after your procedure, allowing you to feel like yourself again quickly, thereby giving you an optimal start to your recovery. These methods significantly reduce the risk of post-operative complications. Additionally, by remaining awake during your procedure, you can offer real-time feedback that lets your surgeon perform a procedure that is best tailored to your goals.

Understanding Your Options

Your Comfortably Awake Surgery Consultation

You may wonder if the Comfortably Awake technique to anesthesia can truly prevent discomfort and mental distress during surgery. We assure you that our approach delivers a safer experience without sacrificing comfort. Dr. Hartman administers tumescent anesthesia strategically to keep clients pleasantly comfortable.

When using PRO-NOX during your procedure, you control the level of nitrous oxide you receive, which means you experience a floaty euphoria without receiving unnecessary levels of anesthesia that can linger in your body and cause side effects. Schedule your cosmetic surgery consultation at Fine Arts Skin & Laser to learn more about how we ensure your comfort and safety during your procedure. Our clinic is conveniently located to serve patients from Dover, New Philadelphia, North Canton, Akron, Millersburg, Uniontown, Canton, Massillon, Cambridge, and the surrounding areas. “Our natural-looking results will have you looking rested and beautiful - but still entirely you.” –Dr. David M. Hartman

Peace of Mind

Your Comfortably Awake Surgery Procedure

At your consultation and again at your pre-operative appointment, Dr. Hartman will go over the details of your procedures and what to expect during your recovery. You will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about how your comfort will be managed during surgery.

Your safety, wellness, and peace of mind are always our priority! On the day of surgery, the treatment area will be thoroughly numbed with tumescent anesthesia, employing Comfortably Awake technique for anesthesia. Your PRO-NOX will be given through a sterile handheld delivery system through which you can inhale the 50/50 combination of nitrous oxide and oxygen as needed. PRO-NOX helps provide additional anxiety relief and produces a sense of well-being that makes your procedure a breeze.

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Feel Better Faster

Comfortably Awake Surgery Recovery and Aftercare

At our office in Dover Comfortably Awake Surgery significantly improves your recovery experience, helping you return to your routines faster. You will not have to worry about working through the fatigue, cognitive impairment, nausea, general “hungover” feeling, and other symptoms that can come with general anesthesia. This means you can get back on your feet sooner, focus on healing, and enjoy your beautiful results!

Comfortably Awake Surgery Frequently Asked Questions

Is general anesthesia really that big of a deal?

Although there are times when general anesthesia is necessary, its adverse side effects frequently outweigh its benefits and can include both short-term symptoms and risks of more serious complications. Surgeons are finding that Comfortably Awake Surgery delivers the benefits of a comfortable surgical experience without exposing patients to these unwanted side effects.

How does Comfortably Awake Surgery improve surgical outcomes?

Not only does Comfortably Awake Surgery help you recover faster, but it also provides benefits that aid your surgeon during surgery. Because you are not “put out,” your provider can monitor subtle physical responses, which provide additional cues to help guide the surgery. In some procedures, you may also be asked to give verbal input or move or change positions in certain ways during surgery, helping Dr. Hartman provide results completely tailored to your aesthetic preferences and needs.

Schedule Your Appointment Today

From the wonders of cellular rejuvenation to the play of light and shadow on the contours of your face, we embrace aesthetic care as an art form. We want you to shine in your own skin and are here to show you what is possible when art and science come together. We are passionate about our calling and work tirelessly to bring you the safest and most revolutionary treatments available, delivered in a state-of-the-art facility by highly-skilled, compassionate professionals. Call to schedule your consultation today, and step into a life lived more beautifully.