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i recently recieved a consulation with a double board certified plastic surgeon with over 28yrs of experience. for the last 6 yrs, he has been using local anesthisa for open rhinoplasty which is what i am going to get. he said i would take valium, ambiean ect and not feel a thing. what are the risks? the dr seemed very comfortable in my outcome and made me feel relaxed. i always hear iv sedation and general are the best way to go?
It is up to you and your doctor. Perhaps his facility is not certified for anesthesia. Usually not only the doctor has to be certified for his/her specialty but also the unit where the surgery is done has to be certified. I Prefer IV sedation for my patients. When the patient is sedated they are not anxious and that means that their blood pressure is not up and that in turns means that bleeding, which is one of possible complications,is less likely to occurr. Good luck w your decision