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What are the chances of anesthesia awareness during zygoma reduction or rhinoplasty?

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Is there a way to 100% guarantee that such a thing won't happen?

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Karen,

 Anesthesia Awareness is usually a very unusual phenomena and more commonly associated with other procedures such as carotid endarectomy, CABG, etc. May I suggest you review your concerns with your surgeon and their anesthesia provider(s). I am sure they will be able to assist you. Please keep in mind their are usually no guarantees when dealing with the human body and surgery. Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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Unfortunately the situation is incredibly uncommon and sensationalized in the media.  The chances of this are incredibly low under General Anesthesia.  In many instances anesthesia providers through hospitals or private providers can be contacted to discuss your concerns prior to considering any procedure.

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