UltraSonic Rhinoplasty – A New Technique for Precise Outcomes and Quick Recovery
Rhinoplasty, more commonly referred to as a "nose job", remains one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, with over half a million people consulting plastic surgeons annually with the goal of improving the appearance of their nose. Because the nose is the most defining characteristic of the face, even a slight alteration can greatly improve one’s appearance. Young and old, men and women, rhinoplasty can not only improve your look but also your self-esteem.
As with any fast-moving, cutting-edge industry, today’s facial plastic surgery procedures and in turn, rhinoplasty, are not what they used to be. Advancement in rhinoplasty techniques and tools offer additional options to prospective patients, with the mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty being the latest on the scene. A mini-rhinoplasty is most often used to remove excess bone and cartilage, often referred to as a "hump" or "bump" on the nose in profile. Unlike a traditional rhinoplasty, a mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty is a minimally-invasive procedure that can be performed in under 30 minutes with local or twilight anesthesia and offers a greatly reduced recovery period.
UltraSonic Rhinoplasty Procedure
How can such a simple, quick-recovery procedure offer such a positive, permanent improvement?
The mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty is performed through a closed approach with a tiny incision inside the nose so there are no external scars. This is unlike in a traditional open rhinoplasty where there is a visible incision underneath the nose. To reduce a nasal hump or bump on the bridge plastic surgeons traditionally use chisels or rasps that cause a lot of mechanical trauma. The new technology used in the mini rhinoplasty involves a crystal that vibrates at an ultra-high frequency and is very gentle. The equipment will sculpt bone and cartilage but then when it touches soft tissues, it ceases to cut and only vibrates in place. Therefore, there is very little bleeding associated with this technique compared to hammers and chisels which damage the lining of the nose and can cause considerable bleeding and bruising. It gives plastic surgeons more control and precision, and patients more predictable results, dramatically decreased bruising and pain, and rapid recovery. Patients can return to work or school within one week, unlike traditional rhinoplasty which often requires two weeks.
UltraSonic Rhinoplasty Candidates
Before deciding which, if any, rhinoplasty procedure to elect, Dr. Jacono recommends consulting with a facial plastic surgeon like himself that uses digital photography and computer imaging software to simulate possible post-surgical outcomes. Digital morphing is crucial to help both perspective patient and doctor align on the desired outcome, customized to enhance each individual’s unique aesthetic balance.
Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty Before and After Patient 1: This female patient was unhappy with the hump in her nose. She wanted a rhinoplasty procedure but did not want a lot of downtime and only wanted the hump in her nose addressed. Dr. Jacono performed a mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty procedure to smooth the dorsal hump. By selecting this new rhinoplasty technique there was no need to cause unnecessary trauma to the nose which led to less bruising and swelling, as well as a reduction to her overall recovery time.
Be wary of doctors that agree to give you the nose of your favorite celebrity, as not every nose goes with every face. Dr. Jacono always favors creating a natural rhinoplasty result, one that is aesthetically balanced to each patients face.
As mentioned before, when talking to your doctor about any procedure, it is important to do your homework. For an aesthetic facial procedure, you should select a board-certified facial plastic surgeon with numerous, impressive before and after results. Meet with the doctor prior to the procedure to make sure he or she understands your anti-aging goals and answers all questions to your satisfaction. Remember, always listen to your gut – if something doesn't feel quite right to you, get a second opinion.
Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty Before and After Patient 2: Concerned with her dorsal hump deformity and a droopy nasal tip, this young lady wanted to have both corrected but did not want to undergo a lengthy surgery or recovery time. After consulting with Dr. Jacono, she decided to have a closed ultrasonic rhinoplasty procedure. Dr. Jacono performed this cutting-edge procedure to reduce the nasal hump and created a subtle adjustment to the nasal tip so that it is no longer drooping. The results looking natural with no visible scar and the recovery time was minimal.
Dr. Andrew Jacono is a Dual Board Certified Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon and global authority in the field of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. A Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Dr. Jacono has also been elected as one of America's Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America and Super Doctors. To learn more about Dr. Jacono’s innovative procedures, call his Park Avenue, NYC office at 212-570-2500, or his Great Neck location at 516-773-4646.