Originally Posted by The2nd
I dont think a nose augmentation requires a local but a general one! The surgery is not minor but complex. I dont think surgeons will do a complex surgery under a local anestesia!
You know, it's funny you say that. I thought so, too.
But, a friend of mine got her nose reshaped about 12-13 years ago. Not in the US, but in an eastern european country. Her nose was really big with a big hump and she wanted to get a drastic change in her nose, so she made it turned up. And I believe in order to do this change in her nose, she had had an open rhinoplasty procedure. And she had it done under local anesthesia. She told me they started with putting the local anesthesia, which is injections right into her nose(might have been through her nostrils, even. Not sure on that.). But she said it was extremely painful. So, she was awake during the whole procedure, but not feeling pain of course. This sounds like a nightmare. I don't know how long her surgery lasted either.
I don't know if anyone in the US ever performed a rhinoplasty under local anesthesia, even that many years ago.