Although rhinoplasty can be performed under general anesthetic, 95% of Dr. Brown’s patients elect to have it done under IV or “twilight” anesthesia. There are several hundred steps performed in rhinoplasty, an operation in which experience is an important factor.
Dr. Brown prefers to use a little light packing for 48 hours, and a cast which is removed after 1 week. Some noses benefit from a “touch up” procedure and the likelihood of this will be discussed at the initial consultation.
Pain is very modest and easily controlled by painkillers for the first few days. In no other operation is it more true that it is “the art of the possible” and therefore a lengthy pre-operative discussion is required to ensure that the patient has appropriate expectations. This can be helped by a review of pre and post-operative photos of patients on whom Dr. Brown has performed this surgery on.