Is a general or local anesthesia used for rhinoplasty surgery? What are specific side effects of anesthesia?
Dr. Becker performs rhinoplasty with the patient under general or sedation anesthesia. These days, he is finding that more patients seem to prefer general anesthesia, but either way is fine with Dr. Becker. Under sedation, your nose and surrounding areas will be numb and you will drift in and out of sleep. With general anesthesia, you will be asleep for the entire procedure. Risks of anesthesia will be discussed with you by the anesthesiologist.