Are you awake during rhinoplasty?

Are you awake during rhinoplasty?

The patient is merely given a topical anesthetic to control discomfort at the surgical site during an Awake Rhinoplasty. During a “Awake” procedure, twilight sedation is frequently used to keep the patient peaceful and obedient. However, Aware Anesthesia differs from standard plastic surgery in that the patient is not put to sleep at the start of the procedure; instead, they stay awake and responsive while Dr. Kim performs his job. Indeed, general anesthesia is one of the most dangerous components of any surgery.

The Advantages of Being Awake

Local anaesthetic combined with twilight sedation cleverly avoids the risks of general anesthesia. The patient will notice the improvement as soon as their procedure is over. The first day or two after surgery are normally spent recovering from the effects of general anesthesia. This is time that could have been better spent on the healing process. Furthermore, because general anesthesia affects the entire body, including the heart and circulatory system, it can conceal the severity of hematoma, or internal bleeding that occurs after surgery. For the recovering patient, this could create a potentially dangerous situation.


Rhinoplasty is performed on young and old equally, from teenagers to septuagenarians, unlike some aesthetic operations that are focused at a specific age and/or gender. Before obtaining a nose job, you should be around 16 years old for girls and roughly 17 years old for boys. This lower limit indicates that the patient’s bone and cartilage have slowed down significantly. Another crucial factor to consider is the patient’s maturity.


The award is more than an accolade; it is recognition for taking a stand against popular opinion in the name of what he believes is right. Dr. William Portuese and his team have strongly declared that Awake Rhinoplasty is the preferable technique, rather than succumbing to the influence of outmoded, but persistent, views about rhinoplasty.

Procedure for Getting Awake

There are a variety of rhinoplasty techniques, each of which is targeted at attaining a specific cosmetic result. As a result, there exist various levels of complexity. Your nose job could take one to two hours, or even longer, depending on the depth of your desires.

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