General anesthetic or intravenous sedation?


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Eyelid correction can be performed with intravenous sedation.

At the Wellness Kliniek we work with modern pain management techniques. This means that you experience a minimum of inconvenience right after your procedure as well as during the next few days. You can opt for a local anaesthetic, intravenous sedation or a general anaesthetic in consultation with the anaesthetist or surgeon.

  • Local anaesthetic: you are awake
  • Intravenous sedation: you are sedated
  • General anaesthetic: you are unconscious

At the Wellness Kliniek your comfort is paramount

An eyelid correction is usually performed under a local anaesthetic.

However, lots of people do find the liquid anaesthetic injections uncomfortable. If you prefer, your eyelid correction can also be performed under intravenous sedation. In this case you are sedated, as under a general anaesthetic. The difference from a general anaesthetic is that with intravenous sedation you can be easily roused during the procedure yet you feel no pain at all. The major advantage is that after the procedure you soon feel fit and well and are able to return home.

In the case of an eyelid correction performed via the inside of the eye it may be necessary to perform the procedure under a general anaesthetic.

At the Wellness Kliniek your comfort is paramount! You can inform the surgeon of your personal preference. 

The importance of being nil by mouth

If you have eaten, there is a chance that gastric fluid will enter the lungs when you are anaesthetised. Therefore, you should always be nil by mouth before having an operation. You must not eat or drink anything eight hours before surgery.

Belgium: TOP destination for plastic surgery in Europe - quality certified private clinic

All plastic surgeons and dentists are experts in their cosmetic field and are fully government registered in their medical specialty. Wellness Kliniek Belgium stands for safe surgery. The Wellness Kliniek has 4 operating rooms, recovery department, accommodation facility, 25 beds, 10 private rooms with bathroom.

Planning your medical trip has never been easier! For people who have to travel a considerable distance, the clinic offers a unique Next-Day-Surgery service: your consultation and operation on consecutive days.