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Ultrasonic Piezo Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty (Nose aesthetics) is one of the most performed aesthetic surgeries all over the world.

In rhinoplasty, it is very important that the nose, which is in the center of the face, is compatible with the face and looks natural. Many different techniques have been used in rhinoplasty from past to present, and the techniques used vary according to the doctor's knowledge, experience and preference.

The developments in technology have started a new era in the techniques used in rhinoplasty, and the latest technology Piezo method has found widespread use in this field today.

The piezo method is a technique used in rhinoplasty and was first applied by Massimo Robiony in 2004. This method is a safer alternative to traditional rhinoplasty methods.

The piezo method provides cutting and shaping of the nasal bones with the use of ultrasonic waves. This technique is applied by making millimetric calculations and allows the nose to be brought into the desired shape without damaging the tissue. The piezo method only shapes the nasal bones and does not damage other soft tissues, vessels and nerves.

Advantages of Piezo Method for Rhinoplasty
  • Soft tissue, bone and cartilage are not damaged.
  • It gives safer and more precise results than traditional methods.
  • Bleeding and swelling are less.
  • Post-operative pain is minimal.
  • Thanks to the ultrasonic sound frequency, a smoother cut is made.

It is important that cartilage, bone and soft tissue are not damaged in nasal aesthetic procedures in the face area. The piezo method offers this benefit by protecting the tissues around the bone and shaping only the nasal bone. This method offers safer and more precise results than traditional nasal aesthetic methods, as it is performed by making millimetric calculations.

With the use of ultrasonic sound frequency, a smoother cut can be made in the bone, which provides a smoother shape in rhinoplasty. Thanks to the piezo method, the bleeding that occurs during the operation is less and the nasal bone does not need to be broken, which causes a decrease in the rate of swelling or bruising on the face. Post-operative pain is usually negligible.

In Which Situations Is Rhinoplasty With Piezo Method Preferred?

The piezo method is a preferred rhinoplasty method in many cases where the shape or function of the nose is impaired. Here are the appropriate situations for application:

Arched nose: It is a suitable option for patients who want to have an arched nose aesthetic.

Wide or narrow nose: The piezo method may be preferred in cases where the width or narrowness of the nose is undesirable.

Crooked nose: It is a suitable option for patients who want to correct a crooked nose to the right or left.

Undesirable nose tip: It can be applied to shape the undesired tip of the nose.

Congenitally malformed nose shape: It can be applied to correct the congenitally malformed nose shape.

Difficulty in breathing: It is a suitable option for patients who have difficulty breathing due to nasal shape problems.

Trauma or accident: It can be applied to correct the function and deformities of the nose caused by trauma or accident.

First operation unsuccessful: Even if the first rhinoplasty procedure is unsuccessful, it is possible to correct the shape of the nose with the piezo method.

Patients who do not want bone fracture: The piezo method is a safe option for patients who do not want bone fractures.

For these cases, the piezo method is considered a suitable alternative for patients who want to have rhinoplasty. However, every patient's situation is different and it is best to follow the doctor's recommendations.