Will I be awake during nose reshaping?
If your rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia, then the answer is a definitive yes. Most people who receive local (and/or regional block) and intravenous sedation will also be asleep, though breathing on their own.
What is nose reshaping?
Nose reshaping, also known as rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that changes the shape, size, or proportions of the nose. Surgeons can perform rhinoplasty for medical reasons, such as correcting breathing problems, or for cosmetic reasons, to improve the appearance of the nose.
What happens during nose reshaping?
Nose reshaping can be done under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with sedation. General anesthesia puts you to sleep for the entire procedure, while local anesthesia with sedation numbs the nose and surrounding areas while keeping you relaxed and drowsy.
During the procedure, the surgeon will make incisions inside or outside the nose, depending on the technique used. They may remove or reshape bone, cartilage, or tissue to achieve the desired results. The incisions are then closed with dissolvable or non-dissolvable stitches.
Will I be awake during surgery?
If you are having nose reshaping under general anesthesia, you will be completely asleep and unaware of the procedure. If you are having the procedure under local anesthesia with sedation, you will be awake but relaxed and drowsy. You will not feel any pain, but you may be aware of some pressure or movement.
What is the recovery like?
After nose reshaping, you will need to rest and avoid strenuous activity for several weeks. Swelling, bruising, and tenderness are common symptoms after nose reshaping, and doctors may place a splint or cast on the nose to aid in proper healing. You will need to keep the area clean and follow your surgeon’s instructions for care and recovery.
In conclusion, whether or not you will be awake during nose reshaping depends on the type of anesthesia used. Talk to your surgeon about your options and what to expect during and after the procedure. Remember to follow all post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
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