Rhinoplasty is a surgical treatment used to modify or shape the structure of a patient’s nose. In cosmetic surgery, it is one of the most delicate interventions, since it requires a great deal of experience and specialization.
The objective or purpose of performing a rhinoplasty is usually aesthetic or functional, although both types are complementary, since in many cases the patient seeks or requires both results.
Aesthetic rhinoplasty is related only to the aesthetic issues of the patient, linked to their appearance. On the other hand, functional rhinoplasty is necessary when there are obstructive respiratory problems, related to turbinate hypertrophy or deformities of the nasal septum.
Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is a new modality of rhinoplasty. In this type of rhinoplasty, the use of the chisel and hammer is not required to perform the treatment on the bony part of the nose. This has an advantage over traditional rhinoplasty, because it allows a faster recovery of the patient.
In the case of ultrasonic rhinoplasty, the treatment on the bone is performed by using the piezotome, a special scalpel that allows for greater precision and less trauma.
How is the recovery after rhinoplasty?
After the operation, the patient must rest for 24 to 48 hours after the operation. After this time, the nasal packing is removed and a week later the nasal splint is removed.
In each case, the specialist will give the appropriate recommendations so that the patient can recover quickly, but generally, after two weeks the patient will be able to resume his or her life in a completely normal way.