Can a cartilage sticking out at the right of the tip after a revision rhinoplasty be fixed under local anesthesia? Any risks?

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Can a cartilage sticking out at the right of the tip after a revision rhinoplasty be fixed under local anesthesia? Any risks?

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This may be reasonable, but an exam would be necessary to determine the level of involvement.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

Revision Tip-plasty under local anesthesia

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Cartilage sticking out of the tip is called a "bossa" and can be addressed with local anesthesia, as long as patients do not mind the injection of local anesthetic in the nose which can be painful

Local anesthesia

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An entire rhinoplasty can be done under local anesthesia so I would not worry if that is what your PS is recommending

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