How Many Injections Do You Make Inside and Outside of the Nose During a Rhinoplasty?

Because i saw some videos on youtube of how the procedure is done and I noticed too many injections . Right before the surgery begins,before the tip work , before the osteotomies ...

Doctor Answers 8

Needle sticks and a rhinoplasty

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The total number of injections needed to obtain the desired effect for a rhinoplasty varies and really is both an irrelevant and inconsequential issue. Assuming that you will be having some type of anesthesia, general or sedation, your discernment or awareness of the individual needle sticks should be blocked.

Scottsdale Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty work

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Anywhere from 6 to 12 injections should get full local anesthesia for a rhinoplasty. In jections are also done at the osteotomy site right before that part of the proceedure.

Injections before rhinoplasty

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Injections of local anesthetic are placed around the nose for hemostatic reasons (to avoid alot of bleeding).  There are no specific number that are used, and under anesthetic you sh ould not feel it at all.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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How many rhinoplasty injections

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There is no set rule here. The answer is usually what works for you. Most surgeons tend to have their own routine. which helps them avoid bleeding and bruising.

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Bleeding Control During Rhinoplasty

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The use of an injectable lidocaine and epinephrine solution into and around the nose is an absolutely critical step before doing a rhinoplasty. This is done largely to control bleeding during surgery which, if not prevented/reduced,  would make the operation very difficult and lead to both poor results and bruising for months. The number of injections any surgeon uses is their preference and there is no absolutely preferred or right number of them. What counts is that they are done and allowed to work before the operation begins.

Quit looking at youtube!

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Those videos are usually meant for other surgeons as a teaching tool. The number of injections is not important, what is important is researching and trusting your surgeon. Don't get too wrapped up in the details of the procedure - after all, you will likely be asleep for that portion of the procedure! Good luck!

J. Charles Finn, MD
Raleigh-Durham Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Number of injections during rhinoplasty

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Picking your surgeon based on the number of injections he or she uses is not a good way to choose. Focus on certification and results, rather than the number of injections.

Francisco Canales, MD
Santa Rosa Plastic Surgeon
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Number of Injections before a Rhinoplasty

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Depending on how much is being done, 3 to 5 injections sites for a rhinoplasty is common. However, if a surgeon needs more, then it is OK to do so.

Karol A. Gutowski, MD, FACS
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
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