For those struggling with excess fat that diet and exercise won’t seem to get rid of, Dr. Christan Arroyo offers a mini tummy tuck to patients in Houston and the surrounding Texas areas.
Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) Sedation
During a mini tummy tuck, Dr. Arroyo uses Total Intravenous Anesthesia (TIVA) Sedation. This method allows the patient to breathe on their own without intubation during surgery. TIVA’s other benefits include less intravenous medication and none of the side effects commonly associated with general anesthesia, including nausea, pain, and vomiting. Before surgery, oral medication is administered to ease the patient’s nerves and assist with pain. Then an IV is administered for sedation to begin. Even before the surgery begins, you will be closely monitored by Dr. Arroyo’s staff to ensure you are comfortable and safe, as safety is always the number one priority.