Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is something that we get a lot of questions about at Capizzi MD Cosmetic Surgery. With rhinoplasty being one of the top five cosmetic surgery procedures in the United States, we see a lot of patients who are interested in this every week. Most patients who are seeking a nose job are concerned that their nose is too big or wide for their face or the tip is too large or maybe there is a hump on the bridge of the nose. All these concerns can be addressed with a rhinoplasty. Ultrasonic rhinoplasty is one of the procedural techniques that may be used during a rhinoplasty surgery.
Rhinoplasty Surgical Techniques
Although many advancements have been in aesthetic surgery, the overall procedure remains the same and patient concerns are usually addressed with the use of hammers and chisels to reduce the size of the bones in the face. Although very effective in the hands of a knowledgeable surgeon, these tools can cause trauma to surrounding nasal structures and tissues.
In 2004, an ultrasonic rhinoplasty, aka piezoelectric rhinoplasty, was introduced. This technique uses electricity and high-speed sound waves to vibrate tiny cutting implements that are used to precisely shave, smooth, and reduce nasal bones. Ultrasonic technology has been used in oral surgery for years, so this was just another application of the method.
All surgical rhinoplasties are procedures that leave permanent results. Regardless of technique, we advise our patients to be sure they are aware of the realistic potential of this procedure and the risks involved. Regardless of what method is used, there is no specific technique that would give you a superior result, and the discretion of the method is best left to your skilled plastic surgeon.
Ultrasonic Nose Job
This new method is utilized by many surgeons who want to selectively reshape bones and hard cartilage – while preserving the skin, mucosa, and soft cartilage. This tool, however, should be regarded as just one instrument in a surgeon’s toolbox. Some surgeons will opt to combine methods for their patients, some will rely only on traditional methods or ultrasonic methods to create the best results.
It is important to remember that no matter the rhinoplasty method used, each tool is only as good as the hands they are in. It is much more important to find a skilled facial plastic surgeon who is well-versed in the operation of your choice. Our team of innovators at Capizzi MD is committed to delivering the best outcomes to our patients and is always at the forefront of new methodologies that can help us with that passion.
Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty Cost
No matter the method used, the price of an ultrasonic rhinoplasty is the same as a rhinoplasty performed with traditional technique. That said, the range can vary widely depending on what country you are seeking the procedure in and their local laws around operations.