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4 Doctor Answers | Asked by jenny from tirana in albania
I perform rhinoplasty under general anesthesia. The patient is asleep prior to injection. Some surgeons perform rhinoplasty with IV sedation, but patients usually do not remember the injection.
There are various methods of anesthesia used in rhinoplasty and cosmetic surgery. These include general anesthesia, IV sedation, local / topical anesthesia. Different surgeons prefer different types of anesthesia depending on the what needs to be done surgically, but the number one priority during surgery (other than obtaining a good cosmetic result) is the patient's safety. Most rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia (using anesthetic gas delivered via a breathing tube...
Rhinoplasty is usually performed under a general anesthesia. The entire nose needs to be injected with lidocaine and epinephrine. The epinephrine prevents bleeding from occurring because the nose is so vascular. The lidocaine numbs up the nose so that a lighter amount of anesthesia can be used.
Hi Jenny in Albania, In our surgery center, the only thing that our patients feel is a quick 2 second pinch on their hand where local anesthesia is placed where the IV will be placed. Once the IV is in, the patient is given Diprovan which allows them to be asleep yet still breathing on their own without the need for intubation or a ventilator. Once asleep, the nose is injected with local anesthesia, and then the operation is performed. With regard to Albanian anesthesia, I am unable...