Doctors have been performing rhinoplasty in America since the 1800s. Also known as nose reshaping surgery, this procedure has remained popular with patients ever since. However, the techniques are different from what they were back then. Many innovations, including ultrasound technology, have made this procedure safer, more precise, and easier to recover from. Here are three benefits that often accompany ultrasonic rhinoplasty.
1. Better Surgical Precision
Ultrasonic rhinoplasty surgery, sometimes called piezoelectric rhinoplasty, uses a special tool to create a more precise result. The tool is known as a piezoelectric insert (PEI), and it vibrates rapidly to act exclusively on bone and hard cartilage without harming the nearby soft tissue.
This technology is particularly useful when performing what is often referred to as reduction rhinoplasty. This subset of rhinoplasty involves reducing a prominent nasal bump or bridge.
2. Less Bruising and Swelling
Conventional rhinoplasty procedures use manual tools such as surgical chisels and rasps. These tools are very safe, yet they do cause trauma, which is associated with swelling, bruising, and bleeding. Ultrasonic rhinoplasty tools are believed to cause less trauma than manual ones. For that reason, ultrasonic rhinoplasty patients commonly experience a smoother recovery.
3. Lower Rates of Revision
Rhinoplasty is a predictable surgery that has helped many patients achieve the noses of their dreams. However, revision rates after primary rhinoplasty have been reported as reaching between 5% and 15%. Because ultrasonic rhinoplasty is typically more precise and less traumatic than conventional techniques, patients may be able to expect better cosmetic outcomes. This benefit translates into lower rates of rhinoplasty revision.
Of course, surgical instruments aren’t the only thing that can influence the result of rhinoplasty. Your surgeon’s skill and experience will play the biggest role in achieving the look you desire.
Learn More About Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty in Washington DC
Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is a special facial plastic surgery technique that can enhance the shape and appearance of your nose. It has several unique advantages over conventional rhinoplasty.
Dr. Michael Somenek is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with a particular focus on rhinoplasty in Washington, DC. Recognized as a top doctor by various respected publications, he has also been named the Face of Rhinoplasty by Washingtonian for four consecutive years (2019-2022). Dr. Somenek is proud to offer the innovative ultrasonic technique to eligible patients. Book a consultation at (202) 810-7700 to learn more about this transformative surgery.