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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can i get literally no anesthesia for nose job and just be given morphine or is that not possible?

5 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Leanswered
Pain Management 17 years experience
Anesthesia: You need to discuss this with your anesthesiologist. It depends on the extensive of the surgery.
Dr. James Newman
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Anesthesia needed: Surgery of the nose can be performed under local anesthesia with a cooperative patient but many more cases are performed with twilight anesthesia also known as conscious sedation . The risks of anesthesia are always discussed with patients preop and your surgeon needs to be comfortable as well with the method chosen. Extensive cases most commonly require general anesthesia which is also safe.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
See below: You really won't like this. Most nose jobs will require more sedative agents than just morphine. Tall to your surgeon or anesthesiologist before the procedure to make sure your concerns are known.
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
Not likely: Usually local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia is used for rhinoplasty.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Rhinoplasty: You have asked many questions about having a rhinoplasty without anesthesia. You cannot do it without adequate analgesia and sedation. There are maneuvers which include incisions, dissecting tissue and cutting bone. Discuss these issues with your surgeon and be sure your surgeon is a board certified facial plastic surgeon with expertise in these procedures.

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