When a patient flinches while under twilight deep sedation during rhinoplasty, do they feel pain? Why or why not?
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Rhinoplasty and anesthesia
Anesthesia for a rhinoplasty
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Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon
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Does flinching under sedation mean pain?
The best practices use a BIS brain monitor to directly measure brain activity during sedation, confirming the patient is sedated appropriately to avoid any sensation of pain.
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