Rhinoplasty Under Local Anesthesia: A Safe and Effective Alternative to General Anesthesia

Rhinoplasty Under Local Anesthesia: A Safe and Effective Alternative to General Anesthesia
Dr. Sheffield, a lifetime member The American Board of Plastic Surgery® (ABPS®), is the preeminent facial plastic surgeon Santa Barbara and he and his staff offer a unique perspective to patients in a comfortable professional environment.
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is a popular cosmetic procedure that can now be performed under local anesthesia. This technique provides patients with a safe and effective alternative to general anesthesia, with fewer risks and a faster recovery time. With the new technique, patients can undergo rhinoplasty without the risks associated with general anesthesia, and they can be fully awake during the procedure, which allows for better communication and a more precise outcome.

Santa Barbara, CA – Rhinoplasty under local anesthesia involves numbing the nose with a small amount of local anesthetic. Patients remain awake throughout the procedure, but are given sedatives to help them relax. The surgeon can then make incisions in the nose to reshape the bone and cartilage, improving the appearance and function of the nose.

Dr. Sheffield notes that the procedure’s benefits extend beyond just its safety and comfort. “Because the patient is awake and alert throughout the procedure, we can get real-time feedback on the results, which helps us achieve a more natural-looking outcome. Additionally, because the patient is not under general anesthesia, there is a reduced risk of complications such as nausea, vomiting, and respiratory problems.” States Dr. Sheffield

Patients who undergo rhinoplasty Santa Barbara under local anesthesia can expect a shorter recovery time than those who undergo the procedure under general anesthesia. “Patients are usually able to return to work and their normal activities within a week or less,” says Dr. Sheffield. “With general anesthesia, recovery can take up to two weeks or more.”

The reduced recovery time is just one of the many reasons why patients are increasingly opting for rhinoplasty under local anesthesia. “Patients appreciate the reduced risks associated with local anesthesia, as well as the fact that they are able to communicate with their surgeon during the procedure,” says Dr. Sheffield. “They also appreciate the faster recovery time, which allows them to return to their normal routine sooner.”

Another advantage of rhinoplasty under local anesthesia is the cost savings for patients. “By eliminating the need for general anesthesia, we are able to reduce the overall cost of the procedure,” says Dr. Sheffield. “This makes it more accessible to a wider range of patients.”

If you are interested in learning more about rhinoplasty under local anesthesia, contact Dr. Robert W. Sheffield’s office to schedule a consultation. Dr. Sheffield and his team will provide a thorough evaluation and work with you to determine the best approach to achieve your desired outcome.

Santa Barbara rhinoplasty under local anesthesia is a safe and effective option for patients seeking to improve the appearance and function of their nose. With a shorter recovery time, reduced risk of complications, and natural-looking results, this procedure is quickly becoming the preferred method for nose surgery.

About Dr. Robert W. Sheffield

If you are interested in learning more about the neck lift, blepharoplasty or rhinoplasty under local anesthesia, contact Dr. Sheffield’s office to schedule a consultation.  With over 30 years of cosmetic procedures experience, Dr. Sheffield has been a leading plastic surgery Santa Barbara practice and he has chosen to focus now on less invasive and minimally invasive treatments, which only uses local or topical anesthesia. In the consultation, the patient will be evaluated and informed of all the available options that Dr. Sheffield offers to achieve their goals with a customized treatment plan.  Procedures include rhinoplasty, eyelid surgery, liposuction, facelift, brow lift and neck lift to name a few and these procedures can be done with a decreased cost, reduced risk and a shorter recovery when compared to similar procedures under general anesthesia. 

For more details, make an appointment with Robert W. Sheffield, MD FACS – Plastic Surgery Santa Barbara via phone calls at (805) 318-3280 or visit their website http://sbaesthetics.com

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