Anesthesia Options for Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty can be performed under various depths of anesthesia including local anesthesia, local+ intravenous sedation, and general anesthesia.
Which anesthesia method do we prefer?
We prefer the patients to have their procedure performed under general anesthesia, i.e. when the patient is fully sedated. This anesthesia method is the one chosen and preferred by the vast majority of specialized anesthesiologists and surgeons in the principal medical centers of the world. It maximizes surgeon and patient’s comfort.
Where is Rhinoplasty usually performed?
Rhinoplasty is usually performed in multispecialty health centers (Sanatoriums, Hospitals, Clinics, etc.) It is never performed in surgeon’s offices.
How is Rhinoplasty performed?
Rhinoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed at an ambulatory surgery center; this means the patient can leave three or four hours after the procedure.
All of our staff anesthesiologists are professionals certified by the Asociacion Argentina de Anestesiologia (Argentine Anesthesiology Association).