Rhinoplasty is one of the most aesthetic operations in the world today. With the changing world, developing technology and increasing social media usage, people attach more importance to their appearance and the popularity of rhinoplasty operation is increasing. However, patients' expectation to return to normal postoperative period is also increasing.
One of the first questions most of the patients who come to the rhinoplasty interview is whether there will be any bruising in the postoperative period and how long they will return to work?
Osteotomy is one of the steps of rhinoplasty surgery. It is the process of shaping the nasal bone which is the upper 1/3 of the nose. This shaping can be done by various methods such as cutting, breaking or rasping the bones.
The biggest concern of the people who want rhinoplasty is swelling and bruising on the face and around the eye in the postoperative period.
Osteotomy (bone cutting and breaking) is the biggest cause of swelling and bruises on the face of the patient after surgery. The reason for swelling and bruises is the damage to the vessels in this region while cutting the nasal bones and the bleeding that occurs as a result of this damage seeping into the tissue.
In fact, osteotomy is one of the most difficult stages for surgeons. Because the cartilage structures of the nose can be made easier with the knife and scissors, while the bones are very difficult to shape. Uncontrolled bone fractures and soft tissue damage are likely to occur in classical methods such as chisels and hammers used to shape bones, and the resulting bruising is inevitable.
By using a new technology, “ultrasonic piezo” rhinoplasty, a more controlled shaping of the bones can be achieved. Another advantage of ultrasonic piezo is that it does not damage surrounding tissues. Thanks to the ultrasonic piezo, the bones can be cut in a very elegant and controlled manner by seeing the bones and measuring them in millimeters. As this method does not damage the vascular structures in the area where the nasal bones meet the face, the bruising does not occur at all or is minimal in the patients we apply this method.
Ultrasonic piezo was first used in brain surgery to avoid damaging the brain tissue during bone cutting. So, ultrasonic piezo used in rhinoplasty prevents the surrounding tissue damage and bruising is at minimum level after surgery. After the operation, the person can return to his / her social life in a short time.
Osteotomy, which is one of the most difficult steps for many surgeons who have been dealing with rhinoplasty for a long time, can be performed with more control with ultrasonic piezo. The results more comfortable postoperative period. In other words, ultrasonic piezo rhinoplasty results in less bruising and a faster recovery.
In short, Ultrasonic piezo is not a technique, but an instrument used by the surgeon. Thanks to the ultrasonic piezo, the postoperative period can be passed without bruising. The short recovery period can be achieved by using ultrasonic piezo.