Considering Rhinoplasty procedure: Does Surgery Make You Sick?

I am considering Rhinoplasty, and I was wondering how much blood do you lose down your throat during and after surgery, and whether it makes you feel sick after you woke up?

Rhinoplasty and Bleeding

Thanks for the question - Typically blood loss for rhinoplasty is typically minor. A throat pack can be used to catch blood that goes down the nasopharynx and patient's can also be suctioned at the end of the procedure to get any additional blood. In addition, medications to cause vasoconstriction of the blood vessels in the mucosa also significantly lower the amount of bleeding. As some of the other doctors have mentioned nausea can be caused by many sources including, most commonly, anesthesia. Anti-nausea medications given orally, by IV or topically can be a very effective way to combat this and a careful discussion of nausea prevention should take place with your surgeon and anesthsiologist. I hope this helps

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