Ultrasonic rhinoplasty, the less invasive option

A rhinoplasty is an intervention that consists of modifying the structure of the nose. It is one of the most delicate operations in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery, so it requires great specialization and experience on the part of the specialist.

What is the purpose of rhinoplasty?

Rhinoplasty can have two purposes: functional and aesthetic. Although they are differentiated into two types, it does not mean that they are not totally complementary, and there are many cases in which the patient seeks both results equally.

Aesthetic rhinoplasty takes care of those purely aesthetic issues that the patient has and that influence only the appearance of the nose. Functional rhinoplasty, on the other hand, usually occurs due to respiratory problems that obstruct the organ, which may be associated with deformities of the nasal septum or turbinate hypertrophy.

Ultrasonic rhinoplasty: less invasive technique to refine the nose

Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is a new modality where it is not necessary to use chisel and hammer to perform the treatment on the bony part of the nose, which allows the patient to recover more quickly. In this type of rhinoplasty the treatment on the bone is done with a special scalpel (piezotome), which allows greater precision and less trauma to the bone.

What is the postoperative period after rhinoplasty?

After the intervention, a relative rest of between 24 and 48 hours is recommended, after which the nasal packing will be removed. After a week the nasal splint will be removed and the specialist will give the patient the appropriate guidelines for optimal recovery. In about two weeks the patient will be able to resume daily activities.