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Risks of anaesthetic on a asthmatic patient undergoing rhinoplasty?

Are there any pre op tests to be done to determine whether im at risk? My asthma is generally under control but i often experience wheezing and shortness of breath in mornings.

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Asthma and rhinoplasty

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Patients with any medical condition should be screened by a physician. With asthma, pulmonary function testing may be necessary for uncontrolled asthmatic patients.


San Antonio Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Risks of anesthetic on a asthmatic patient undergoing rhinoplasty?

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These asthmatic symptoms must be controlled, and I would recommend medical clearance prior to undergoing rhinoplasty.

Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties and rhinoplasty revisions each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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