A rhinoplasty – a surgical procedure that is used to correct deformities or aberrations of the nose – is typically done under general anesthesia. As rhinoplasties can be complicated procedures, patients would have to go under this type of anesthesia to ensure maximum comfort and safety throughout the duration of the surgery.
However, there are rhinoplasty procedures that can be done under local anesthesia with sedation, in just a few hours, with minimal downtime.
Armen Serebrakian, M.D., of the accredited and certified Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center, is proud to offer ‘local anesthesia’ rhinoplasty procedures. Dr. Serebrakian – double board-certified by the American Board of Facial Cosmetic Surgery and American Board of Head & Neck Surgery – can ensure that patients are comfortable yet conscious while undergoing their rhinoplasty procedure. By keeping patients alert, Dr. Serebrakian can monitor your facial expressions, muscles, and nerves, thus providing you with the most natural-looking and safe rhinoplasty procedure.
In addition to this advantage, there are many other benefits to using local anesthesia, including the following:
- General anesthesia can be risky for a few individuals, especially those patients who smoke, are obese, have high blood pressure, have drug allergies, or have a history of adverse reaction to general anesthesia. Performing a rhinoplasty under local anesthesia essentially negates these concerns; however, during the consultation period, Dr. Serebrakian will ask about your medical history to ensure that you are an appropriate candidate for the procedure.
- The procedure is surprisingly short, as it usually takes just a few hours (more complicated procedures may require more time and/or general anesthesia). A rhinoplasty under local anesthesia can be performed on an outpatient basis at The Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center.
- Recovery time is minimal, and many patients find that they’re able to return to work much more quickly than with a traditional rhinoplasty.
If you’re interested in learning more about a rhinoplasty procedure without general anesthesia, schedule a consultation with Dr. Serebrakian at The Bay Area Laser Cosmetic Surgery Center. Our East Bay office, located in Pinole, serves Martinez, Berkeley and Walnut Creek. Our North Bay office, located in Larkspur, serves San Francisco and Marin county.
To learn more simply fill out the form in the top left corner, or call 510-724-8282 for our East Bay office or 415-461-5755 for our North Bay office.