Murphy Plastic Surgery Reacts to Recent Trends in Anesthesia Techniques and Safety in Cosmetic Surgery

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As new trends in anesthesia are reported from cosmetic surgery practices around the country, Murphy Plastic Surgery in Denver addresses concerns of anesthesia safety and techniques used in cosmetic surgery procedures. Dr. Murphy and his staff are fully devoted to the safety and comfort of all patients, especially when it comes to anesthesia safety.

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Denver Cosmetic Surgeon

I am feeling absolutely wonderful!! My recovery has been quick. I owe all of that to you all. You have a great team work. Thank you for making me beautiful and so very happy.

Despite all the talk of “Awake Surgery” by other plastic surgeons lately, Dr. Murphy remains true to the standard anesthesia methods that are the safest for his Denver cosmetic surgery practice. Nearly all procedures performed by Dr. Murphy will utilize both local anesthesia and sedation in his AAASF accredited in-office operating room. When it comes to larger invasive procedures like tummy tucks general anesthesia is required.

Many cosmetic surgery offices have been making quite a splash about “Awake Surgery”. Physicians promoting the "Awake" technique claim it is more advanced and safer than traditional anesthesia and that traditional deep anesthesia is used by doctors only out of convenience. With these claims they also report that high doses of local anesthesia given to their clients are safe for the patient. Dr. Murphy wants patients to know that in fact, often times the "awake" methods are used by physicians because they have limited access to hospital privileges to perform the invasive surgeries under the anesthesia they require, and that most patients prefer the option of sedation.

Dr. Murphy reminds us that many of the assumptions made about “Awake Surgery” simply are not true. Established surgeons rely upon a combination of techniques and will use the most appropriate option for the procedure. This assures the comfort of the patient while avoiding the possibility of adverse reactions to the high levels of local anesthesia required if sedation were not used. Most cosmetic surgeons promoting "Awake Surgery" simply lack the hospital privileges required to do the type of heavy anesthesia that is best for invasive surgeries.

Patients report great satisfaction with the anesthesia techniques used by Dr. Murphy for their Denver plastic surgery and are most often happy to have sedation. “I am feeling absolutely wonderful!! My recovery has been quick. I owe all of that to you all. You have a great team work. Thank you for making me beautiful and so very happy.” reports one patient whom had general anesthesia for an abdominoplasty procedure.

Dr. Murphy prefers to keep patients safe and keep the grueling details of the surgery out of the patient’s memory. Local with sedation and general anesthesia remain as Dr. Murphy’s assurance that all of his patients are always safe and comfortable. Dr. Murphy’s Denver cosmetic surgery office values safety over all else.

About Murphy Plastic Surgery:
After completing medical school and a general surgery residency at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Dr. Murphy completed his plastic surgery residency in Boston at the Lahey Clinic, a surgical clinic associated with Harvard University. Dr. Murphy officially became a cosmetic surgeon Denver in 1994 and opened his current practice at the Swedish Medical Center in 1996. He is the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Swedish Medical Center and has been featured in 5280 Magazine and on Denver’s FOX 31 news. Thus far, Dr. Murphy has done thousands of plastic surgery procedures, including Denver breast augmentation.


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