Anesthesia is the medicine that puts you to sleep and makes you feel no pain during your surgery. There are two different types of anesthesia: local and general.
Local anesthesia is special numbing medicine that is applied only to the area of your body where you are having a procedure. If you have local anesthesia, you stay awake during the procedure.
General anesthesia puts you completely asleep during your procedure. Most people wake up feeling sleepy when the surgery is over.With both types of anesthesia, you won’t feel any pain. It will take a while to wear off, and in the meantime, you will stay in the recovery room where you will be cared for until you are completely awake and alert.