Since the nose is at the center of the face, the size and shape of it can have a big impact on the appearance. This is one reason why rhinoplasty has become such a popular procedure for both men and women in the US. Rhinoplasty is usually done under general anesthesia, but those people for whom it is high risk often ask their surgeon – Can I have nose surgery without general anesthesia? Let’s find out.
Why choose rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty(or ‘nose job’) is a procedure that is done to enhance the appearance of the nose, and improve facial balance. A rhinoplasty can be done for cosmetic or functional reasons. Some people do the procedure because they are unhappy with the nose they are born with, while others undergo a nose job to correct an injury or deformity.
Nose surgery procedures with local anesthesia
Nose surgery is usually done under general anesthesia, but there are doctors that carry out the procedure under local anesthesia with sedation. This is possible in less complicated cases.
Dr. Armen Serebrakian, of the Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center, Pinole, CA, regularly performs some rhinoplasty procedures with local anesthesia. This option gives him the flexibility to precisely monitor facial movement and muscles, to produce natural appearing results.
For some patients, such as those who are obese, as well as those who smoke or have heath issues such as high blood pressure, local anesthesia poses less risk.
While you can have nose surgery without general anesthesia, that decision will depend on what needs to be done during the operation. If you are in the Bay Area, then you can set up an appointment with Dr. Serebrakianonline at http://www.bayarealasersurgerycenter.com/contact-us/. He will be able to formulate a customized plan, so that you can achieve the aesthetically pleasing results you desire.