Q: How Long Does It Usually Take to Wake Up From General Anesthesia. . . ?

March 15, 2011
by Dr. Carlin Vickery

Q: How long does it usually take to wake up from general anesthesia if going for a mommy makeover for 4 hours?

A: Most patients will wake up within a few minutes of the completion of a mommy makeover. Generally as the final dressings are being placed, the anesthesiologist will lighten the anesthesia allowing the patient to gently begin to respond to verbal commands. Even though patients are awake and responding in the operating room, they may not remember this time as the medications given during the surgery will make them forgetful. Once patients are in the recovery room and less sleepy, they will be more aware of their surroundings.

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