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Sedation Options Dallas

Some patients have concerns regarding undergoing certain sedation options. This is why we offer various types so all patients can feel comfortable and safe.

Dr. Liland offers different types of sedation options including conscious sedation and general anesthesia and will walk you through the various options and recommend what will be best for your specific needs.

3500 Oak Lawn Ave
Ste 160

What Are The Types Of Sedation We Offer?

Undergoing cosmetic surgery can be exciting. It can also be a little intimidating. However, the use of sedation can ensure that you will feel calm and comfortable during your procedure. Dr. David Liland offers several types of sedation. The type of procedure you wish to undergo, your medical history, and other factors will be considered as we determine your candidacy for sedation and the best type of sedation for you. There are two primary kinds of sedation Dr. Liland can provide: 

Conscious Sedation

Dr. Liland can perform a few different methods of inducing heavy relaxation without the patient becoming completely unconscious: oral medication, inhaled medication, and intravenous (IV) sedation. Oral and inhaled sedation have milder effects. Intravenous sedation induces deeper relaxation. In some cases, procedures such as Breast Augmentation and Liposuction can be performed using conscious sedation.

General Anesthesia

This is the heaviest form of sedation, and it places the patient in a medically induced coma. It is usually used for the most invasive or extensive procedures, such as a Tummy Tuck. When general anesthesia is used, it is necessary to use a breathing tube and monitor your vital signs. General anesthesia is administered by a board-certified anesthesiologist.

Factors To Consider?

Before administering anesthesia, Dr. Liland will need to fully review your medical history and current medications to determine which sedation method is best for you. It is important that you are completely transparent about any health conditions during your consultation. Medical factors to consider include:

  • Previous response to sedation
  • Age
  • History of drug or alcohol abuse 
  • The overall state of your health
  • The type of procedure impacts the sedation option needed

Is Sedation Safe?

Sedation is safe when provided by an experienced doctor who properly evaluates your candidacy and takes the appropriate precautions. Common side effects of sedation include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Memory loss

It is also important to understand that there is a risk of serious complications such as nerve damage or respiratory failure. The best way to minimize this risk is to choose a surgeon who is experienced, credentialed, and reputable. Dr. Liland has helped hundreds of patients achieve beautiful results in the utmost safety. He and his team take every precaution to administer sedation with minimal risk of complications. He will also provide pre-and post-operative instructions to help ensure your safety and successful recovery.

Dr. Liland has been providing the highest quality surgical care for 30 years. Learn more about sedation and other aspects of his services by contacting us online or calling us at (214) 692-6500


“Wonderful experience and fantastic results with Dr. Liland and his staff. If I had known how easy and quick the recovery would be, I would have done it much sooner.”

N. Fatemian

Dr. Liland is a board-certified plastic surgeon. He has years of experience in cosmetic surgery and can provide a full range of procedures.

If you want to take the next step and learn more about your options, contact us online or call us. Dr. Liland will help you determine whether treatment is right for you and, if so, which solution best suits your needs.