Is It Possible to Perform Uneven Nostril Surgery Under Local Anesthesia?

Is It Possible to Preform Uneven Nostrils Surgery Under Local Anestasia?

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Uneven Nostril Surgery under Local Anesthesia

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Depending on exactly what is necessary, tip surgery can be done under local anesthesia in a patient who is willing to tolerate some limited discomfort with the injection of the anesthesia.

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Uneven nostril surgery under local anesthesia

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It depends on what surgical techniques are needed to create the desired results.  

It is not a good idea to undergo nasal tip surgery under local anesthesia.  Patients simply cannot tolerate the injections into the nose.  There are extensive nerve endings from different nerves that innervate the entire sidewall, tip, septum, and nasal spine area.  Patient safety is also a factor; the patient’s airway should always be kept clear of any blood pooling down the back of the throat during surgery.  It is best to have this done under general anesthesia by a board certified anesthesiologist in a surgical setting such as a Medicare certified ambulatory surgery center.


William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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