The clinical outcome of abdominoplasty performed under conscious sedation: increased use of fentanyl correlated with longer stay in outpatient unit.

@article{Byun1999TheCO,
  title={The clinical outcome of abdominoplasty performed under conscious sedation: increased use of fentanyl correlated with longer stay in outpatient unit.},
  author={M Y Byun and Neil A. Fine and Jong Yeul Lee and Thomas A. Mustoe},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1999},
  volume={103 4},
  pages={1260-6}
}
The objective of this study was to present data supporting the effectiveness of performing mini and full abdominoplasties under conscious sedation with local anesthesia. The authors performed 20 such operations between 1994 and 1996, using a combination of midazolam (Versed) and fentanyl instead of general anesthesia (without an anesthesiologist or nurse anesthetist present). At 5- to 10-minute intervals, the surgeon would order the injection of 1 cc (1 mg/ml) of midazolam and 1 cc (50 microg… CONTINUE READING

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