There are several options for anaesthesia during rhinoplasty, which include:
● Local anaesthesia: Local anaesthesia is used for minor procedures and numbs only the area being operated on. It is injected into the area around the nose and the patient will be awake during the surgery.
● IV sedation: IV sedation is a form of conscious sedation in which the patient is given medication through a vein to help them relax and feel comfortable during the procedure. The patient is awake but may not remember much of the procedure.
● General anaesthesia: General anaesthesia is used for more complex procedures, and the patient is completely asleep and will not feel any pain during the surgery.
The type of anaesthesia used will be based on the patient’s preference, the complexity of the procedure and the surgeon’s recommendation. The patient should discuss the options with their surgeon and anesthesiologist to determine the best course of action for their individual case.