when having plastic surgery how long can a patient be under without experiencing brain damage?

when having plastic surgery how long can a patient be under without experiencing brain damage?

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shinedown000 asked:

When going under the knife for plastic surgery, how long is too long? Is there a certain number of hours that when under, you start to risk brain damage from being under for too long? I’m wondering if being under the knife for 6-7 hours can risk brain damage.

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Posted in Qns & Ans on Jun 3rd, 2010, 5:57 pm by plastic_surgery_world   

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  1. Jared
    May 21st, 2010 | 4:51 am

    Indefinitely. When you are ‘under’ general anesthetic you have a breathing tube placed down you (you are intubated). So you actually get more oxygen than your normal breathing, or at least as much. You aren’t oxygen deprived under anesthesia. So no worries.

  2. Lorelei
    May 22nd, 2010 | 5:10 pm

    You can be under anesthesia for a long time. I had a tumor removed and was operated on for eight hours. I’m a student nurse, and absolutely fine. Had another three hour surgery after that.

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