The use of ultrasound technology gives the surgeon the precision to sculpt the nasal bones, changing their shape and thickness as needed, and even cutting through them without causing any damage to the surrounding soft tissue of the nose. For this reason, piezo rhinoplasty is considered a true revolution in plastic surgery.
What is Piezo?
Piezo is an innovative surgical method that uses ultrasound to correct the nose. Initially, piezo technology was used in dentistry. However, its potential and translatability to the needs of rhinoplasty was soon recognized.
The operation is performed using a device that generates ultrasound vibrations powering small blades, allowing them to act on selected bony tissues without disturbing soft structures. This method makes it possible to achieve unprecedented precision, minimize the risk of complications and shorten the healing time. Using piezo rhinoplasty, it is possible to correct such defects as a hump on the nasal crest, curvature of the bone pyramid, crooked septum and more.
What to expect from an ultrasound nasal correction procedure.
The operation is performed under general anesthesia and takes about 90-120 minutes. A small incision is made to the nose, through which the surgeon, using a piezo device, appropriately alters the shape of the nasal bone. Powered by ultrasound, precise cutting tips ensure perfect results of the operation, while reducing the incidence of bleeding and minimizing postoperative bruising and swelling.
How to prepare for the Piezo procedure.
This procedure does not require special preparation. However, it is advisable to definitely limit or stop smoking cigarettes for a period of 2 weeks before the procedure. In addition, you should avoid any preparations that affect blood clotting during this time. If necessary, any further recommendations will be presented to the patient during the initial consultation.
What to do after the Piezo procedure?
Swelling, bruising and pain after piezo nose correction are significantly less than with other rhinoplasty methods, resulting in a shorter recovery time and a faster return to normal function.
What are the contraindications to the procedure?
Piezo nose correction – as a rule – has no specific contraindications highlighted that would prevent it from being performed. The only contraindication may be the anatomy of the nose, which in the opinion of the specialist does not allow or does not require surgery by this method.