Usually, Light Sleep Anesthesia is utilized. A Rhinoplasty can also be performed under General Anesthesia. The patient usually arrives early and medications are administered and supplemented with intravenous medication. After you are asleep and your vital signs are determined as safe and stable, local anesthesia is then applied to the nose. Surgery generally lasts about one and a half hours. The patient experiences no pain during the surgery.
A splint or cast is applied and will be worn for approximately 7 days. Many patients remember very little about the surgery. After the procedure is completed, the patient then recovers in a relaxed environment and monitored for a couple of hours before being driven home by a companion. You absolutely can not drive yourself home after a ANY procedure.