Woke up?!! Why did I wake up during surgery? I woke up during surgery as they were breaking my nose.
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Waking up during rhinoplasty surgery
Waking up during surgery
I am sorry to hear you had such a scary experience, but I am glad you didn't feel anything. Breaking the nasal bones is one of the most stimulating parts of the procedure, as you have experienced, and your level of anesthesia may have been deep enough for the other parts of the rhinoplasty but in retrospect was lighter than you needed for that level of stimulation. Typically, numbing medication is also injected to reduce the stimulation and minimize bleeding, which may be why you didn't feel anything. Share your experience with your surgeon. I hope your recovery is going well.
All my best!
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WAKING UP DURING SURGERY
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