Dr. Jorge Masià, maxillofacial surgeon, talks about ultrasonic rhinoplasty and its advantages.
What does Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty mean and what advantages does it have compared to other techniques?
In recent years, in various fields of maxillofacial surgery, we have used the piezoelectric scalpel, a new device that uses ultrasound waves through which it is possible, with pinpoint accuracy, to cut and remodel the bones without damaging the soft tissues surrounding them, with minimal inflammation and bleeding.
In the specific case of rhinoplasty, the piezoelectric scalpel allows us to modify the nasal structure in a very precise and safe way, converting a procedure that had been classically considered as traumatic in a minimally invasive procedure in which the patient hardly suffers from inflammation, pain or bruising.
What aesthetic improvements can we obtain with the Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty technique?
Exactly the same as with a classic rhinoplasty, but with greater safety and precision. We can modify the shape of the nasal tip, increase or reduce overall the size of the nose, regularize or reduce the size of the nasal back or "hump", narrow or widen the nasal root and correct bony and septal deviations.
Can we perform an Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty to improve nasal function and breathing?
Absolutely. As with classic rhinoplasty, the ultrasonic technique allows improvements at the level of the nasal valves, as well as corrections in deviations of the septum and turbinates, allowing the patient to breathe much better.
What other advantages does the Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty technique offer?
The use of the piezoelectric scalpel replaces instruments such as chisels, files and hammers, making the process minimally invasive and significantly reducing intraoperative bleeding. All this means that the procedure can be performed under local anesthesia and sedation and without hospital admission.