I'm really considering rhinoplasty and I've read lots os info about the procedure and most of the doctors in my area use local anesthesia with sedation, however what I have read is that this may be more dangerous because the air way is not protected and the patient may stop Breathing if too much anesthesia administered by dr, so my concern is how the dr does to complete the procedure and also control the anesthesia, if there is emergency and there is no anesthesiologist available?
Local Anestesia with Sedation For Rhinoplasty?
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Local anesthesia for Rhinoplasty
The difference between general anesthesia and local with sedation (twilight anesthesia) is minimal when they are administered by an anesthesiologist. They are both safe and comfortable. However when the surgeon is also the anesthesiologist, often both the surgery and sedation are compromised as he has to do two things at once. In Canada this is still the case when there is a nurse administering the anesthetic under the doctor's guidance. Just local anesthesia is too miserable to really consider for anything more than a minor touch up.
Local anesthesia with sedation for rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty can be performed under local anesthesia or general. I prefer to use general anesthesia to ensure my patients are as comfortable as possible. A board certified anesthesiologist is always present to monitor the patient. I would recommend communicating these concerns with your prospective surgeon prior to having any surgery. It is important to be educated as much as possible before your operation so you feel comfortable. Your surgeon should be able to answer any questions you have. I hope this helps, and I wish you the best of luck.
General vs Local And Sedation for Rhinoplasty
Most complete rhinoplasties are better done with general as precise maneuvers done on the nose should not be altered by patient movement. Also protection of the airway is critical. If local and sedation are used, an anesthesiologist should be present for monitoring and possible conversion to general. Find the plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties each year. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
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Rhinoplasty can be performed with local anesthesia and IV sedation. Many times minor procedures like a tip rhinoplasty are suitable for this type anesthesia. For formal rhinoplasty I prefer general anesthesia which allows protection of the airway from any blood which might pass into the throat during surgery. Good Luck
Anesthesia for Rhinoplasty
Local anesthesia with sedation is another form of general anesthesia. Both are safe when properly administered. Regardless of which technique is used in my clinic, I always have the anesthesia administered by a nurse anesthetist or anesthesiologist; I cannot concentrate on the the surgery and monitor the patient's level of sedation at the same time.
Local Anestesia with Sedation For Rhinoplasty?
Great question. You are correct but in each individual case options have to be weighed. Most boarded rhinoplasty surgeons offer either Local with IV sedation or local with general anesthesia. We want the patient at ease.
Local anesthesia and iv sedation for rhinoplasty
You are absolutely right! I will sometimes use sedation with local but I alway use a board certified anesthesiologist to give the meds. My focus is on getting a great result, there focus is to make my patients comfortable.
Local anesthesia with IV sedation is very safe and effective for rhinoplasty
General anesthesia for rhinoplasty
General anesthesia by a board certified anesthesiologist is the best option for patient safety during rhinoplasty procedure. It's important to protect the airway during the procedure so a breathing tube called a laryngeal mask airway is inserted in the mouth. This is placed to prevent blood from going down trachea. Patient's who have a rhinoplasty under local anesthesia with sedation can have conscious awareness of the procedure also known as being awake while there nose bones are being broken. Best to be asleep for the Rhinoplasty procedure.
General anesthesia vs. IV sedation for rhinoplasty surgery
Having a rhinoplasty under IV sedation and local anesthesia is an acceptable method. You want to be certain that your surgery is performed in a certified office center, outpatient surgery center or in the hospital. You should ask if the center is accredited by such groups as AAAASF or AAAAHC. Being prepared for the unexpected is of utmost importance. Personally I want an anesthesiologist present to control the airway.
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