Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is a nasal reshaping surgical technique in which high-precision ultrasonic saws and files are used. This technique has allowed greater control in shaping and cutting the nasal bones. It also allows the surgeon to preserve vital structures of the nasal dorsum with the intention of obtaining natural results (preserving rhinoplasty). All of this allows for a better aesthetic result and a faster recovery with fewer post-operative complications.
WHAT DOES “ULTRASONIC” MEAN?
The ultrasonic system uses a tool called a piezotome that generates ultrasonic energy, very specific to the hard structures, without damaging the soft tissues. Thanks to this, the ultrasound in no way burns or injures the skin.
WHEN IS ULTRASONIC RHINOPLASTY USED?
Ultrasonic technology can be used for any type of rhinoplasty. Above all because different types of very specialised saws have been developed for each type of nose. As we have said, it is used, above all, in those interventions in which we want to preserve the structures as much as possible. The aim of preserving vital structures is to give the most natural appearance possible at the end of the surgery.
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE CONSIST OF?
Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthesia. It is done this way for the comfort of both the surgeon and the patient. The operation lasts approximately two and a half to three hours.
WHAT IS THE POSTOPERATIVE PERIOD AND RECOVERY FROM ULTRASONIC RHINOPLASTY LIKE?
After the ultrasonic rhinoplasty and during the first three days, swelling of the face may occur. However, there will be less bruising around the eyes than in conventional rhinoplasty and, after this time, the face will practically recover its natural appearance. Thus, this technique allows a more bearable postoperative period and recovery for the patient who, in a short time, will be able to return to normal activity. Thus, recovery will be quicker, both in terms of the aesthetic result and the return to activity. This is due to the fact that, as less trauma is generated during surgery, the patient will generate less stress as say the doctor Barceló in clinic rinoplastia ultrasónica barcelona