Technological Revolution in Rhinoplasty

Rapidly developing technology brings many innovations to our lives, and as rhinoplasty surgeons, we have started to benefit from these innovations in recent years. For about the last 10 years, we have abandoned the traditional bone shaping methods that have been used for a century in rhinoplasty surgery and started using electrically powered tools instead. These devices offer a more comfortable recovery for the patient as they enable the surgeon to shape more precisely while causing less damage to the surrounding tissues. We will talk about the piezo device, which is one of these electrical devices with different operating principles.

What is Piezo Rhinoplasty?

One of the most important steps in rhinoplasty is the shaping of the nasal dorsum, that is, the nasal bones. Unlike cartilage structures, bones are harder to shape because they are hard structures, and they can only be shaped by using force with sharp tools. Tools such as hammers and chisels have been used for shaping the bones for many years, since these tools are difficult to control. Due to this, unwanted fractures could occur during rhinoplasty and the patient had complaints such as bruising and swelling after the surgery.

The piezo device is a medical device that emits high-frequency ultrasonic waves to cut and reshape bone tissues.

Advantages of the piezo device:

  • Thanks to the frequency waves it emits, the piezo device only cuts the bone tissue and does not damage the soft tissues, and thus, the patient’s complaints such as swelling and bruising are much less common after the surgery.

  • Thanks to its very thin tips, the piezo device allows for more precise and millimetric interventions on the bone. In this way, the nose shape desired by the patient can be obtained more easily.

  • Another advantage of the Piezo device is that since the bones are drilled without breaking, they are fixed in the desired position and the nose remains in the desired shape after the surgery.

  • Treatment Duration: 7 Days

  • Stay in Hospital : 1 Day

  • Opertion: 2-4 Saat

  • Back To Work : 1-2 Weeks


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Evaluation Process

Before rhinoplasty, your surgeon who will perform the surgery determines a suitable surgical plan for you, in line with your facial features and demands. If any bone intervention in your nose is planned, the piezo device is used in your surgery, thus providing a better result after the surgery and less bruising and swelling.


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In Which Patients Can Piezo Be Used?

If there is no need for any bone intervention in your nose or if no reduction procedure is planned for the nasal dorsum, the piezo device will not be used in your surgery. The piezo device cannot properly cut elastic tissues due to the wave properties it emits, so it cannot be used in soft tissue shaping.

In summary, if any bone tissue intervention is required in the nose, a piezo device is used during the surgery. A piezo device is not used in procedures such as tipplasty, where no intervention is made to the nasal bones and only the tip of the nose is shaped.


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Result

Piezo technology is a technology that has been used for many years to shape hard materials in other healthcare fields such as dentistry, and in recent years it has started to be used more and more widely in the field of rhinoplasty. The surgeon’s ability to shape a hard tissue such as bone during rhinoplasty increases its dominance and causes less damage to the surrounding tissues. provides advantages.

We will continue to follow the technology closely in terms of better surgery results and better recovery comfort and offer you the best results and the most comfortable way in your rhinoplasty adventure.