Rhinoplasty under local anesthesia? It seems like nobody is willing to perform a nose job without general anesthesia, but why?
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Rhinoplasty under local anesthetic?
Awake and rhino
Organ transplants, open heart surgery ,and others you mention are virtually never performed with the patient awake. Neurosurgery if a patient is required to move to test movements is the only occasion. In the 1960s and 1970srhinoplasty was sometimes performed with the patient semi awake or sedated but rhinoplasties were simpler and more primitive in what they could do then and often involved only 30 mins of time. Modern rhinoplasty is more complex, exactly and sophisticated and even more complex in your case if it is a revision. The best option is a full general and the safest for you and allows the surgeon to do their best job without you moving.
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