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Botox For Fissure General Anesthesia (FAQ)

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1What Type Of Anesthesia Is Used For Fissure Surgery?

Lateral internal sphincterotomy is the current surgical procedure of choice for anal fissure. The procedure can be performed with the patient under general or spinal anesthesia. (Local anesthesia may even be used in the cooperative patient, though it is not always recommended).

2Is Fissure Botox Painful?

Botox aims to relieve this spasm sufficiently to improve pain and suffering, and allow the fissure to heal. The injection of botox is not painful, but is often performed under anaesthetic to allow a thorough examination, and the removal of any associated tags if required.

3Do You Get Anesthesia For Botox?

The procedure itself does not require anesthesia of any kind and can be performed in as little as 10 minutes. This means that you won’t need to arrange for transportation to and from the offices of your Board-Certified plastic surgeon, nor will you have to sit around the waiting room until the surgeon discharges you.

4Can Fissure Come Back After Botox?

Fissures may return after treatment with Botox is discontinued. Side effects of botulinum injections may include the inability to control the passage of gas (gas incontinence), pain from the injections, bleeding, infection at the injection site, and fecal incontinence . Most people do not have any side effects.

5Are Botox Injections Painful?

Some patients report feeling a stinging sensation, but the BOTOX® material itself is not painful. Some side effects can include swelling, redness, and pain or tenderness at the injection site, but these are mild and subside within a few hours or days.

6How Successful Is Botox For Fissure?

Results. Treatment with Botulinum toxin was effective in 89% of patients with chronic uncomplicated anal fissure.

7How Long Does Botox Last After Fissure?

Maximum relief is generally seen around 4 weeks after injection and lasts for about three months, which is usually long enough allow for healing of acute and possibly chronic fissures.