During rhinoplasty, is it possible for the patient to wake up? For some reason this terrifies me. What type of anesthesia would ensure that I didn’t wake up during the procedure?
This is a common fear though quite unfounded and more “urban legend” then real occurrence. Whether you are having general anesthesia or IV sedation, a qualified, certified anesthesiologist will not let you wake up during the procedure. There are many techniques to prevent this including the use of BIS monitors which measure brain wave activity while you are asleep.