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Plastic Surgery & Anesthesia: Buyer Beware

Many marketing techniques aimed at patients tout the benefits of procedures that require little to no downtime or that may be non-surgical in nature. Many of these techniques are playing on people’s fear of anesthesia, surgery and recovery. Some physicians who market themselves as plastic or cosmetic surgeons (though lack certification by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons) suggest that patients undergo sedation rather than general anesthesia so that they may “participate” in their procedure such as breast augmentation. This is a terrible idea for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, a patient undergoing a surgical procedure is really in no condition to participate in his/her surgery, nor is that appropriate. A good plastic surgeon will have communicated with his/her patient extensively before going into the operating room or suite. Second, most patients do not want to see the procedure, and finally, the safety of having the patient move around during a procedure has safety issues. The type of anesthesia used during a plastic surgery procedure should not be based on patient participation in the surgery, but on what is best for the patient’s health and wellbeing. Houston’s Eisemann Plastic Surgery Center provides patients with over thirty years of expertise in plastic surgery.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dr. Michael Eisemann, Dr. Bradley Eisemann, and the entire staff at Eisemann Plastic Surgery are committed to the health and safety of all of our patients and ourselves.

We are thankful to be connected to Houston Methodist Hospital, one of the most respected hospitals in the country. Because of this, our screening policy is aided by the hospital's official policies and checkpoint screening measures completed prior to entering our building. These measures allow us to do everything we can, at this point in time, to minimize the chance that we expose ourselves or our patients to someone who has been sick or contagious with the virus.

We are set up to perform new consults and patient follow-ups via ZOOM video conferencing.

As of Monday, March 23rd, our office is open. We are open and seeing select patients. If you are currently on the schedule, please call our office if you have any concerns about your own health.

While all major hospitals have stopped elective surgery at this time, we are very selectively performing indicated operative procedures in our procedure room and in our AAAASF certified operating room under local and IV sedation.

As always, both Dr. Michael Eisemann and Dr. Bradley Eisemann are available by phone and email to answer any questions you may have.

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