Eye, nose surgery with ear cartilages, buccal fat removal surgeries performed under LA within 4 hours. Should I postpone?
Doctor Answers 1
Upper lid, lower lid, nasal surgery with ear cartilage and buccal fat removal - all under local anesthesia
Thank you for asking about your facial surgery.
- This seems like a lot of surgery under local anesthesia.
- I would discuss dividing the procedures into two -
- Four hours is fine for general anesthesia but it is a very long time to hold still for complex facial surgery.
Always see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Best wishes - Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.