Utilizing high-frequency ultrasonic energy, closed ultrasonic rhinoplasty accurately cuts and reforms the nasal bones. This approach ensures minimal impact on the surrounding soft tissues, making the procedure less invasive and precise. For the nasal tip, specialized suture and graft techniques enhance its shape and definition, ensuring the changes align harmoniously with the rest of the face. This holistic approach allows for a comprehensive transformation of the nasal structure, achieving the desired aesthetic and functional outcomes.
Depending on the complexity of the patient’s case, a closed ultrasonic rhinoplasty can take between 1.5 and 3 hours.
During recovery from a closed ultrasonic rhinoplasty, you can expect less swelling and bruising than the traditional rhinoplasty method. A nasal splint is typically applied post-surgery to help maintain the new shape of your nose. Most rhinoplasty patients can return to normal activities within 1 to 2 weeks, although the final form of the nose may not fully settle until up to a year after the procedure.
Closed ultrasonic rhinoplasty can address many types of nasal issues, from modifying the overall size and shape of the nose to refining specific areas such as the nasal tip and bridge. However, its ability to correct a deviated septum, which can cause breathing problems, may be more limited. In many cases, septoplasty, a specific procedure to correct a deviated septum, may be needed alone or in combination with rhinoplasty. The suitability of closed piezo preservation rhinoplasty for any particular case will depend on the individual patient’s nasal anatomy, the nature and severity of the issues to be addressed, and the surgeon’s expertise. It is, therefore, important to discuss this with your rhinoplasty surgeon during your consultation.