If I did not have an allergic reaction to IV sedation, will I be okay with general anesthesia during my Rhinoplasty?
Most likely not but discuss all this with your anesthesiologist the day of or day before your surgery if you are concerned.
General anesthesia for rhinoplasty
IV sedation and general anesthesia are two completely separate modalities of anesthesia. More importantly is to make sure you have clearance from your primary care physician for your PVCs, asthma, and thyroid issues. In addition, best check with your operative surgeon and anesthesiologist to discuss your medical issues. Also important to get a handle on your anxiety which can be counterproductive undergoing elective cosmetic surgery.
IV sedation and general anesthesia risk
Anesthesiologists are trained to keep patients comfortable and safe during surgery.They use a combination of medications to achieve different levels of sedation. They also assess your risk profile by looking at your medical background and physical examination. Based on that assessment, they can create an anesthesia plan customized for you. This is particularly important if you have heart or breathing issues. Safety comes first.
Thanks for your question. You should be fine to have a general anesthetic. Many general anesthetics nowadays use the exact same medications that are used for IV sedation. be sure to discuss your concerns with your anesthesia provider and good luck!!!