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Anaesthesia before rhinoplasty - does the injection hurt and where exactly is it injected?

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Dr. Anil Shah
Facial Plastic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: No b/c your asleep

Most of the time in rhinoplasty, the patient is sedated or asleep-- therefore the patient will not experience pain during the injections.

In brief: No b/c your asleep

Most of the time in rhinoplasty, the patient is sedated or asleep-- therefore the patient will not experience pain during the injections.
Dr. Anil Shah
Dr. Anil Shah
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Asleep

Usually you are sedated or asleep for rhinoplasty so you do not feel the shots.
I would not suggest rhinoplasty under local anesthesia.

In brief: Asleep

Usually you are sedated or asleep for rhinoplasty so you do not feel the shots.
I would not suggest rhinoplasty under local anesthesia.
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Minimal discomfort

Rhinoplasty can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with conscious sedation ("twilight sleep.
") either way, the injections into the nose are not significantly uncomfortable. Discuss this issue with your surgeon to ensure that your rhinoplasty is as comfortable for you as possible.

In brief: Minimal discomfort

Rhinoplasty can be performed with general anesthesia or local anesthesia combined with conscious sedation ("twilight sleep.
") either way, the injections into the nose are not significantly uncomfortable. Discuss this issue with your surgeon to ensure that your rhinoplasty is as comfortable for you as possible.
Dr. Barry Press
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sedation

Usually you are sedated or asleep before the surgeon injects the nose for rhinoplasty.
Doing the procedure under just local is very rare now. If sedated or asleep you will not feel a thing!

In brief: Sedation

Usually you are sedated or asleep before the surgeon injects the nose for rhinoplasty.
Doing the procedure under just local is very rare now. If sedated or asleep you will not feel a thing!
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Anesthesiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

If you have a general anesthetic, you will be completely asleep prior to any injections.
If you plan to have conscious sedation, an anesthesiologist will be able to sedate you deeply enough during the injection that you should have no pain experience.

In brief: No

If you have a general anesthetic, you will be completely asleep prior to any injections.
If you plan to have conscious sedation, an anesthesiologist will be able to sedate you deeply enough during the injection that you should have no pain experience.
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
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Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology

In brief: No

The medication for a rhinoplasty is given via an iv.
Once you have been sedated by this medication the surgeon may place some local anesthetic in the nose, but you will be asleep for this part.

In brief: No

The medication for a rhinoplasty is given via an iv.
Once you have been sedated by this medication the surgeon may place some local anesthetic in the nose, but you will be asleep for this part.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Dr. Richard Pollard
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