Butt augmentation surgery is often performed with the patient under general anesthesia as this is more comfortable for the patient. General anesthesia has been used for many years and now is safer than ever; however, there are plenty of myths associated with it.General anesthesia is used for many medical procedures, both surgical and even dental interventions. The patient might be afraid of what general anesthesia might entail in terms of side effects and long term consequences, especially if it is his first time.In simple terms, anesthesia can be translated into “no pain.” This is a very important detail worth considering when it comes to a surgical intervention. General anesthesia should be administered only by board-certified anesthetists, and it requires the understanding, consent, and cooperation of the patient.It is during the initial consultation for butt implant surgery that the plastic surgeon will recommend a certain type of anesthesia. During the consultation with the anesthetist, the type of anesthetic to be used will be discussed.Today, the risks of general anesthesia are reduced. During the anesthetic examination, the anesthetist will identify the risks and explain them in detail to the patient. The patient will be advised to adopt certain pre-operative behavior to reduce these risks to a minimum.When general anesthesia is administered, the patient doesn’t breathe on his own, and he is mechanically ventilated and dependent on the anesthetic device that provides the oxygen together with the substances that are meant to induce sleep. The patient will suffer no pain and have no recollection of what happens during the operation. This is especially important during longer procedures such as butt implant surgery, where it may be combined with liposuction and fat transfer to the buttocks or hips.Among the side effects of general anesthesia are dizziness, nausea, and headaches. The patient might also experience vomiting, dry mouth, and sleepiness. This is the reason why the plastic surgeon will advise you to bring a friend or a family member with you to the clinic as you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure. The side effects of general anesthesia can be mild or more intense, depending from patient to patient. It is important to know that they will subside in time, usually by the second day, and the patient will no longer have any side effects from the general anesthesia.To avoid complications during anesthesia, the patient is advised to fast for at least six to eight hours before the procedure. It is also important to resume eating gradually and choose healthy options that are rich in fibers. Hydration is important to fight against the side effects of general anesthesia and make them subside faster.