I am looking to get rhinoplasty done but I am not willing to go under general anesthesia, and therefore am looking for minimally invasive surgery. I have consulted a couple of surgeons and though I need to get the hump on my nose removed, I am likely to leave that as it is. Instead, I am planning to get my tip and/or nostrils fixed. Any recommendation in this regard is welcome.
Looking for Minimally Invasive Rhinoplasty
Doctor Answers (10)
IV Sedation for Tip Rhinoplasty
IV sedation is a reasonable option for an isolated tip rhinoplasty procedure. You should be able to be made very comfortable with little memory of the actual procedure.
Rhinoplasty without general anesthesia.
If you just wanted to have your nostrils addressed, it is possible it could be done under local anesthesia alone. However, if you seek to have your nasal tip and other work done to your nose, local anesthesia combined with IV sedation would satisfy your desires of avoiding general anesthesia. Please consult with a board certified specialist who can assist you in achieving the results you desire.
Rhinoplasty and Anesthesia
You could most certainly have the bridge of the nose reduced and the tip refined under local anesthesia with supplemental I.V. sedation. This is a good option for those afraid of general anesthesia. You will be comfortable, relaxed and probably not remember much of the procedure. Most surgeons specializing in nasal surgery offer this form of anesthesia to patients wanting less than full general anesthesia. Best of Luck Dr Harrell
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Rhinoplasty surgery and anesthesia
- You can have everything you want (bump taken down and a finer tip) with IV sedation, which is what we do here
- It is not general anesthesia, just some medicine given through the IV to relax you
- You won't feel anything and there is minimal discomfort afterwards
- It just depends on what area you are in and what your surgeon and anesthesiologist is comfortable with
Nasal tip surgery under sedation
I would recommend a tip rhinoplasty with refinement of the lower lateral cartilages, resect the caudal septum and take the dorsum down slightly. In other words, make the tip thinner, remove the bump andmake the nose slightly smaller. One hour. Under sedation.
Talmage Raine MD FACS
Alternative to general anesthesia for rhinoplasty
A good alternative to general anesthesia is using local anesthesia with IV sedation. You can reduce the hump, fix the tip and nostril all together with local anesthesia and sedation. The mode of anesthesia shouldn't be a deterrent to what you want to improve on your nose.
Stewart Wang, MD FACS, Wang Plastic Surgery
Rhinoplasty under local
You can certainly have this done under local or local with sedation if you desire. I often recommend this to patients but the overwhelming majority of them demand to go to sleep. Good luck!
Tip Refinement With or Without Hump Reduction
Certainly a volume reduction, refining tip rhinoplasty can be done comfortably using IV sedation anesthesia. Consultation with an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon can help you visualize potential changes to the profile. Good luck.
Sincerely, Dr. Tom Kaniff
Rhinoplasty and sedation
A rhinoplasty can be done with sedation. It can not be doen under local only. A proper evaluation in person is essential.
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