Thanks to the developing technological conditions, medical operations have become easier compared to the past. Today, in many surgical operations, while the operation times are shortened with technological opportunities, complications and recovery times are reduced and the success rate in the surgery increases. These developments assert themselves in aesthetic interventions as well as in every field of medicine. This way, the functional and anatomical success rates are very high, especially in operations in the face area. Piezo rhinoplasty, which is a groundbreaking method in the field of rhinoplasty, is also a frequently preferred method in this regard recently.
What is Piezo Rhinoplasty?
Aesthetic interventions in the human body are made to fulfill the functional requirements of the relevant organ or to eliminate the visual disorders of the same organ. Thanks to rhinoplasty, some changes and repairs are made in the anatomical or functional structure of the nose. Piezo rhinoplasty is an operation performed without damaging the soft tissue of the nose, vessels, and nerves.
Piezo rhinoplasty is one of the latest developments in technology in aesthetic operations. In this method, in which ultrasonic sound waves produced from electricity are used, the operation and recovery times are quite short, while the success rate is quite high.
Piezo Rhinoplasty Differences and Advantages
While performing piezo rhinoplasty, no bones are broken in the patient’s nose area. Instead, anatomical arrangements are made without damaging the tissue of the nose by using ultrasonic sound waves.
Complications such as swelling or bruising will be almost none in a patient who is operated on with this method that does not harm the nasal tissue. In addition, the need for revision rhinoplasty decreases in patients who are operated on using millimetric calculations with piezo therapy.
Who Can Have Piezo Rhinoplasty?
The piezo method is generally preferred by people who are afraid of serious operations, as it has a milder method for rhinoplasty. Apart from this, this method, which is suitable for almost all types of nose operations and for people of all ages, is performed as a result of the following complaints of the patients.
- Problems related to the appearance of the nose
- In cases related to the proportion of the nose to the face
- In cases where there is difficulty in breathing and exhalation due to the internal structure of the nose
- In cases related to the arched structure of the nose
To put it in a way to address the above items, piezo rhinoplasty can be performed both for problems in the functioning of the nose and as a result of the person’s desire for a more beautiful nose.
How is Piezo Rhinoplasty Performed?
An operation in which this method will be applied can be performed with open or closed surgery technique.
In the open technique, a small incision is made over the nose. In the closed technique, the procedure is done through the nostrils. For the well-being of the patient and the operation, it is recommended that the operation be performed under general anesthesia. Piezo rhinoplasty usually takes 1–2 hours. After the operation, a thermoplastic splint is placed on the nose. Silicone splints are added to the nasal canals so that the patient can breathe comfortably.
After the operation, the patient should stay under observation overnight. Sometimes, patients may experience swelling and bruises in the nose area. In order to prevent this, it is necessary to apply ice pressure to the area for the first 24 hours after the operation. Swelling and bruises usually disappear in the first 1-2 weeks. Splints on the nose are removed on the 5th day, and the splint on the nose is removed at the end of the 7th day. The patient should go to routine check-ups at periodic intervals as told by their doctor.
While the recovery process varies from patient to patient, the patient can usually return to their life routine in 1-2 days. The patient should adhere to all the recommendations given by the doctor after the surgery for a successful result.