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Twilight sleep/ IV sedation for a rhinoplasty. Is this common?

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Dr. John McMahan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anesthesia

It used to be very common but is quite unusual todayu with our more advanced anesthesia agents.

In brief: Anesthesia

It used to be very common but is quite unusual todayu with our more advanced anesthesia agents.
Dr. John McMahan
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Dr. Babak Farzaneh
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: May be

It depends on what is being done and anitcipated level of bleeding.
To protect the airway, it is usually recommended to have the surgery under general anesthesia.

In brief: May be

It depends on what is being done and anitcipated level of bleeding.
To protect the airway, it is usually recommended to have the surgery under general anesthesia.
Dr. Babak Farzaneh
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: No

Rhinoplasty is usually done under general anesthesia so your airway can be protected from blood drops down the throat.
General anesthesia is very safe and effective.

In brief: No

Rhinoplasty is usually done under general anesthesia so your airway can be protected from blood drops down the throat.
General anesthesia is very safe and effective.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Catherine Winslow
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Perfectly fine

The choice of anesthetic agent is made between you and your surgeon, but either sedation or general is fine.
Typically sedation causes a bit less nausea post-operatively. Good luck!

In brief: Perfectly fine

The choice of anesthetic agent is made between you and your surgeon, but either sedation or general is fine.
Typically sedation causes a bit less nausea post-operatively. Good luck!
Dr. Catherine Winslow
Dr. Catherine Winslow
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Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Absolutely

Either IV sedation (twilight) or general anesthesia can be used.
The choice is a decision made together by patient, surgeon and anesthesiologist.

In brief: Absolutely

Either IV sedation (twilight) or general anesthesia can be used.
The choice is a decision made together by patient, surgeon and anesthesiologist.
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
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