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Piezo Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)

What Is Nose Job (Rhinoplasty)?

Sometimes called “nose job” or “nose reshaping” by patients, rhinoplasty improves face fit and proportions of your nose. It can also correct breathing problems caused by structural problems in the nose.

Nose size, nasal width, nasal tip reshaping, nostrils reshaping and asymmetry are some of the disturbances that can be fixed during nose job surgery in harmony with the facial characteristics.

If you want a more symmetrical nose, remember that everyone’s face is somewhat asymmetrical. While the goal is to create complete face balance and correct proportion, the results may not be completely symmetrical.

What is piezo surgery?

Piezo surgery was developed by Italian surgeons in the 1980s, it is a revolutionary method among bone cutting and shaping techniques. The underlying mechanism of piezo surgery is the cutting or shaping of bones with 3-dimensional sound vibrations. In the world, this method is frequently applied by neurosurgeons, hand surgeons, orthopedics surgery, maxillofacial surgery and dentists in the intervention of bones. In our country, Turkey, this method is mostly used by dentists and maxillofacial surgeons and I can say that as Baris Yigit Clinic, we are one of the few clinics which uses it in nose job.

What is the advantage of piezo nose job when compared to other methods?

Reshaping the nasal bones are most commonly performed today with instruments called osteotomes. The most widespread problems after bone reshaping with these instruments are swelling, bruises and unwanted fracture lines around eyes.

In piezo surgery, we almost do not encounter bruises around the eyes that patients are pre-operatively worried about. In addition to this, because we can cut (not break) the nose bones in a controlled manner with Piezo, unwanted fracture lines are not formed so we can shape the bones as we want.

What causes no bruising in piezo surgery:

Cutting and shaping during the procedure only takes place in the bone tissue which is the only concern in piezo surgery. Because there is no damage to soft tissue or vessels, bleeding is minimum. Since there is no soft tissue and vascular damage, postoperative bruising and swelling is little. The patient can return to her / his daily life immediately.

The advantages of piezo surgery are as follows;

– Quick healing, fast recovery and quickly back to daily life.
– There is almost no bruise and swelling.
– To be able to make cuts from desired lines and to shape bones easily.

How about recovery?

At the end of the operation a splint can be placed inside your nose and a splint or bandage can be placed outside to support and maintain new structures during initial healing. While the initial swelling subsides within a few weeks, it may take up to a year for your new nose contour to fully seat. During this time, you may see gradual changes in the appearance of your nose. During the first year following your rhinoplasty surgery, swelling in the morning may deteriorate.

In the first visit, which will be at our clinic, splints on the nose and inside of the nose will be removed and supportive bandages will be applied on your nose.

During the postoperative period, we will ask you not to lay on your sides and wear glasses for 3 months.