Have you been thinking about having nose surgery for some time because you do not feel comfortable with your current profile or do not breathe at all well, but you are afraid to go through an intervention, recovery times or possible discomfort?
Do not worry, today we are going to talk about ultrasonic rhinoplasty, a type of nose surgery much less aggressive than traditional rhinoplasties with faster recovery time and with truly very good results.
What is ultrasonic rhinoplasty?
Before going into details about ultrasonic rhinoplasty, it is important to note that rhinoplasties are the most demanded type of cosmetic surgery, as it serves to improve the aesthetic appearance of the nose as well as to recover function and nasal breathing.
For its part, ultrasonic rhinoplasty is basically a nasal surgery in which piezoelectric technology is used, or what is the same, we use for the intervention a piezoelectric scalpel that, through ultrasonic vibrations, allows us to cut and shape the bone with precision and safety.
In addition, ultrasonic rhinoplasty has another added advantage, and that is that it is even safer than traditional nose surgery since the piezoelectric scalpel does not have the ability to injure other tissues such as muscles, cartilage, blood vessels or mucous membranes.
In other words, by using piezoelectric technology when performing a rhinoplasty we avoid risks of affecting nearby tissues, which translates into a better recovery since it decreases the probability of suffering edema or bruising after surgery.
Difference between utrasonic rhinoplasty and traditional rhinoplasty
Basically the difference is, precisely, in the technology and instruments used to perform nasal surgery. While in traditional rhinoplasty we use a surgical scopus (metal instrument that includes a small blade and serves to cut bone) together with a hammer, in ultrasonic rhinoplasty we use, as we have mentioned before, the piezoelectric scalpel.
To understand us, the traditional instruments would be something similar to the hammer and chisel that a sculptor uses to carve figures, while the piezoelectric scalpel is state-of-the-art technology much more precise and safe.
The only advantage of traditional surgery over ultrasonic rhinoplasty is the intervention time, which is usually somewhat shorter. Otherwise, all are disadvantages since traditional nasal surgery produces greater inflammation, and therefore pain, to patients. In addition, it usually presents associated postoperative hematomas on a large number of occasions.
Another point in favor of ultrasonic rhinoplasty compared to traditional rhinoplasty is that it is not necessary to use nasal plugs. In traditional nasal surgery the patient should wear for 2-3 days a plugging in the nose to avoid bleeding, with the discomfort and discomfort that causes the patient not to be able to breathe through the nose during that period of time.
In short, if you are thinking of undergoing nose surgery, either for aesthetics or functionality, we recommend that you inform yourself well about ultrasonic rhinoplasty.
Dr. Pérez Villar, specialist in ultrasonic rhinoplasty, has a consultation in Valladolid and Santander, so if you are interested in knowing more about this intervention we encourage you to schedule an appointment here.