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Piezo (Ultrasonic) Rhinoplasty Technique: What Is It? How Is It Done?

Piezo (Ultrasonic) Rhinoplasty Technique: What Is It? How Is It Done?

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Liv Hospital Vadistanbul
Prof. MD. Halil İbrahim Canter
Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
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14 February 2023
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  • What Is Piezo Rhinoplasty?
  • How Is Piezo Rhinoplasty Done?
  • What Is the Process of Piezo Rhinoplasty Surgery?
  • How Long Does Piezo Rhinoplasty Take?
  • Piezo Rhinoplasty: Who Is It Suitable For?
  • Who Is Piezo Rhinoplasty Suitable For?
  • What Are the Advantages of Piezo Rhinoplasty?
  • What Are the Disadvantages of Piezo Rhinoplasty?
  • Piezo Rhinoplasty Recovery Process
  • What Should You Know After Piezo Rhinoplasty?
  • Piezo Rhinoplasty Prices
  • Frequently Asked Questions About Piezo Rhinoplasty
  • Piezo rhinoplasty is a rhinoplasty technique where the nasal bone and cartilage structures are shaped by ultrasonic sound waves. The piezo device precisely cuts the bone and cartilage structures without damaging the soft tissues between them.

    What Is Piezo Rhinoplasty?

    Piezo rhinoplasty is a modern technique used in rhinoplasty procedures. It utilizes ultrasonic technology (piezoelectric devices). Instead of traditional surgical instruments, a special device that processes bone and cartilage with ultrasonic vibrations is used. Piezo rhinoplasty allows for more precise and controlled correction of the nasal shape and can reduce the recovery process.

    How Is Piezo Rhinoplasty Done?

    During the surgery, the piezo device is inserted through small incisions made either inside the nostrils or under the nasal wings. The piezo device precisely cuts the nasal bone and cartilage structures to shape the nose as desired. Patients are typically discharged on the same day of the surgery.

    Here's a brief overview of the piezo rhinoplasty surgery:

    • The surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
    • The surgery takes approximately 2 hours.
    • Patients are typically discharged on the same day of the surgery.
    • The recovery time after surgery is shorter compared to traditional rhinoplasty.

    What Is the Process of Piezo Rhinoplasty Surgery?

    Piezo rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia and lasts approximately 2 hours. During the surgery, the piezo device is inserted through small incisions made inside the nostrils or under the nasal wings.

    Here are the stages of piezo rhinoplasty surgery:

    • Anesthesia
    • Incision
    • Cutting
    • Shaping
    • Closure
    • Discharge

    After piezo rhinoplasty surgery, patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort in their noses. These symptoms typically subside within a few weeks.

    How Long Does Piezo Rhinoplasty Take?

    The duration of piezo rhinoplasty surgery can vary depending on the complexity of the individual's nasal structure and the desired changes. Typically, such surgeries can last between 1 to 3 hours. More complex rhinoplasty surgeries may take longer, while simpler corrections may take less time.

    Piezo Rhinoplasty: Who Is It Suitable For?

    Piezo rhinoplasty is suitable for individuals who are considering improving the appearance or function of their nose and meet specific criteria. Here are situations where piezo rhinoplasty may be suitable for individuals considering it:

    • Those Who Desire Changes in Nasal Shape
    • Those Who Want to Improve Nasal Functions
    • Those Who Desire a Thinner Nose
    • Individuals Seeking Natural and Precise Results
    • Those with Suitable Health Conditions

    Individuals considering piezo rhinoplasty should consult with a plastic surgeon to determine if the surgery is a suitable option for them.

    Who Is Piezo Rhinoplasty Suitable For?

    Piezo rhinoplasty provides faster recovery with less bleeding, swelling, and bruising compared to traditional rhinoplasty. However, piezo rhinoplasty surgery also carries some risks.

    The risks of piezo rhinoplasty surgery include:

    • Bleeding
    • Infection
    • Delayed wound healing
    • Need for revision surgery

    What Are the Advantages of Piezo Rhinoplasty?

     

    Piezo rhinoplasty may offer some advantages compared to traditional rhinoplasty methods. Here are the advantages of piezo rhinoplasty:

    • Less bleeding and swelling
    • Reduced bruising
    • Faster recovery
    • More natural appearance

    What Are the Disadvantages of Piezo Rhinoplasty?

    Piezo rhinoplasty surgery may be a good option for those considering rhinoplasty surgery. However, it is important to consider the advantages and disadvantages of this surgery.

    Here are the disadvantages of piezo rhinoplasty:

    • Requires an experienced surgeon: Piezo rhinoplasty surgery, like other rhinoplasty surgeries, is directly related to the surgeon's experience and skill.
    • May not always achieve the desired outcome: Piezo rhinoplasty surgery, like other rhinoplasty surgeries, may not always achieve the desired outcome.

    Piezo Rhinoplasty Recovery Process

    The recovery process can vary from person to person, so it's important to closely follow the doctor's recommendations and instructions. Regular post-operative check-ups should be scheduled, and care should be taken as advised by the doctor. Additionally, using an elevated head pillow to reduce swelling and limiting physical activities are important. Being patient during the healing process and understanding the waiting period for the surgery results are crucial.

    What Should You Know After Piezo Rhinoplasty?

    After piezo rhinoplasty surgery, it may take 6 to 12 months for your nose to assume its final shape. This duration can vary depending on skin type. Individuals with thin skin may experience faster healing and achieve their final nose shape sooner, while those with thick skin may have a longer healing process. If there are any issues with your nose after piezo rhinoplasty surgery, it's important to consult your doctor.

    Here are some points to consider after piezo rhinoplasty surgery:

    • In the first few days, you may experience swelling, bruising, and pain in your nose.
    • Using gentle soap and water to keep the nose area clean is important.
    • Avoid applying pressure to the nose area.
    • Avoid excessive physical activity.
    • It's important to use the medications recommended by your doctor.

    Piezo Rhinoplasty Prices

    The prices for piezo rhinoplasty can vary depending on several factors. These factors include the location of the surgery, the experience of the surgeon, the costs of the hospital or surgical center, the type of anesthesia used, the complexity of the surgery, and local economic conditions. Therefore, it's difficult to provide an exact price.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Piezo Rhinoplasty

    Among the most common inquiries about piezo nose surgery are its risks, recovery time, and cost. Additionally, people research the advantages and disadvantages of this surgery compared to traditional nose surgery. Here are answers to some frequently asked questions about piezo rhinoplasty:

    What Is Closed Technique Piezo Rhinoplasty?

    Closed technique piezo rhinoplasty is a type of nose surgery. In this method, nasal bones and cartilage are delicately and precisely cut and shaped using ultrasonic piezo technology. No external incisions or scars are created during the surgery, hence termed "closed." This technique is used for correcting or altering the shape of the nose.

    What Are Piezo Methods for Rhinoplasty?

    Piezo methods are techniques used to perform rhinoplasty surgeries using ultrasonic piezo technology. In these methods, ultrasonic devices are used instead of traditional surgical instruments. Piezo technology enables more precise and controlled incisions on nasal bones and cartilage. This can help achieve more natural and balanced results.

    When Does Swelling Subside After Piezo Rhinoplasty?

    Swelling after piezo rhinoplasty can vary from person to person. However, swelling is typically prominent in the first few weeks after surgery. This swelling gradually decreases over time, but it may take several months to completely subside. Your doctor may recommend cold compresses or other methods to help reduce swelling.

    Is Piezo Rhinoplasty Permanent?

    The results of piezo rhinoplasty can be permanent, but these results may vary depending on factors such as age, genetic factors, and lifestyle. The final shape of the nose becomes clearer after the completion of the healing process. To maintain permanent results, it's important to follow your doctor's post-operative recommendations and care instructions.

    Smoking and Alcohol Consumption After Piezo Rhinoplasty

    Smoking and alcohol consumption during the post-operative period can negatively affect the healing process. Smoking can weaken circulation and slow down healing. Alcohol, due to its blood-thinning effects, can lead to post-operative bleeding. Therefore, it's advisable to avoid these habits during the post-operative period.

    * Liv Hospital Editorial Board has contributed to the publication of this content .
    * Contents of this page is for informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. The content of this page does not include information on medicinal health care at Liv Hospital .
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