Is Rhinoplasty an Inpatient or Outpatient Procedure?

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In almost every case this is an outpatient surgery. Some patients are even good candidates for surgery performed under a local anesthesia with or without sedation. It depends on the complexity of the surgery and the overall constitution of the person. Some people are very anxious and are not suitable for surgery performed while awake.


Rhinoplasty, an outpatient procedure

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Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia.  The procedure takes approximately an hour and a half.  Patients spend another hour and a half in the recovery room before they go home.  Find a nasal surgeon who has performed thousands of rhinoplasties and is up-to-date on all the latest techniques and technologies.  Make sure to look at the surgeon’s before and after photo gallery.  Your surgeon should be board certified in otolaryngology and facial plastic surgeries so that he or she understands the nuances of the cosmetic and breathing functionality of the nose.  The anesthesiologist should be a board certified physician since that person, as they are responsible for keeping you stable during the procedure.  The surgery center needs to be both licensed and certified by Medicare, which is among the highest gold standards in the industry.  

Rhinoplasty typically done as outpatient

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I have performed Rhinoplasty along with other plastic and cosmetic surgery procedures for over 20 years and these are done as an outpatient in an accredited surgery center. 

Rhinoplasty typically outpatient

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The majority of rhinoplasty procedures are performed as an outpatient in an ambulatory surgery center

Rhinoplasty - Inpatient or Outpatient Procedure

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As long as a patient does not have a significant medical problem, rhinoplasty is done as a outpatient proceedure.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Rhinoplasty - nose job - outpatient procedure

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Rhinoplasty is typically an outpatient procedure with a 1 week recovery.  It does typically require general anesthesia.  

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient surgery

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Rhinoplasty like many other cosmetic surgeries, is an outpatient procedure. I hav enever kept anyone over night after this procedure.

Mohsen Tavoussi, MD, DO
Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon

Rhinoplasty is an out patient procedure.

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For more than 35 years we have done most facial cosmetic operations as an out patient procedure including rhinoplasty.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews

Rhinoplasty is typically an outpatient surgery

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Rhinoplasty is nearly always done as an outpatient procedure where you go home the same day and recover at home.

To find the right surgeon for you I would recommend visiting with a few board certified facial plastic surgeons or plastic surgeons who have extensive rhinoplasty surgery experience. During your consultations you can find out more about what options you have and what to expect after surgery as well.

Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure

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For both cosmetic and reconstructive rhinoplasty procedures - the surgery is usually done on an outpatient basis. Make sure you select a qualified plastic surgeon that operates in a certified operating room or ambulatory surgery center.

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