Today we are going to talk about preservation rhinoplasty , a novel technique to correct noses by surgery, in an ultraconservative way, that is, damaging as little as possible other tissues or nearby areas without need.
This new type of rhinoplasty is having a lot of acceptance, thanks precisely to the little damage it causes, since precisely what it seeks is that.
How is it different from traditional preservation rhinoplasty or structural ultrasonic rhinoplasty?
Basically they are different techniques.
In traditional rhinoplasty, a hammer, a scop, and a scalpel are used to “sculpt” the patient’s nose. This inevitably causes other nearby tissues to be affected and causes bruising and swelling.
For its part, ultrasonic rhinoplasty is performed using an instrument with piezoelectric cutting technology, an instrument that allows, through vibrations and ultrasound, to polish the bone in a less invasive way than the previous technique, considerably reducing recovery times and post-operative effects, such as bruises, as soft tissues are not affected. like capillaries, for example.
Preservation rhinoplasty comes to revolutionize nose surgeries, since it is a step further in the logic of being conservative and touching only the tissues that are needed without unnecessarily damaging the nose.
What is preservation rhinoplasty?
Preservation rhinoplasty is an even more conservative technique than ultrasonic rhinoplasty. And thanks to this new nose surgery we can preserve the anatomy of the nose as much as possible. But what is preservation rhinoplasty?
Surely you already know that a rhinoplasty is performed by modifying cartilage and bone and when the bone is modified you have to do an osteotomy, that is, make an incision in the bone to be able to move it and change the shape of the nose. Normally, the osteotomy is done on the right and left and also on the back. And this is precisely where the main difference lies. In preservation rhinoplasty, the back of the nose is not touched.
How then is preservation rhinoplasty performed? How can we change the shape of the nose without breaking the bone in the center?
What we do is remove two small fragments of the lateral bones of the septum (left and right). When we remove these elements the septum falls and a kind of flexible hinge is formed that allows a safe, more conservative rhinoplasty with good results.
In addition, this technique can be combined with ultrasonic rhinoplasty to further refine the results achieving a perfect nose, thanks to the modeling that allows ultrasound, with a very fast recovery and little discomfort for the patient.
Are there limitations to preservation rhinoplasty?
Unfortunately, the answer is yes. This technique is not recommended for all patients. For example, people with a very marked asymmetry, a very crooked nose or a very prominent easel should undergo an open rhinoplasty (traditional) or ultrasonic, otherwise there is a risk of imperfect or partial correction.
Therefore, preservation rhinoplasty is a novel and revolutionary technique that, although it is indicated for many noses, not for all.
If you need more information or want to know if your nose can be corrected by preservation rhinoplasty, contact us, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Perez Villar, one of the best rhinoplasty specialists we have in Valladolid.