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Information About Ultrasonic and Mini Rhinoplasty Procedures with Dr. Jacono in NYC
The Rhinoplasty, also known as the “nose job,” is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures today. Each year, over 500,000 men and women consult plastic surgeons with the goal of tweaking their nose’s appearance.
Because the nose is one of the face’s most defining characteristics, even slight adjustments can significantly affect facial harmony. Patients of all ages and genders seek rhinoplasty to boost their self-esteem.
As is the case in any fast-moving industry, the modern facial plastic surgical landscape has changed. There have been many advancements in rhinoplasty techniques, and certain tools offer additional options. One of these cutting-edge treatments is called mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty, a new technique for precise outcomes and quick recovery.
The procedure most often removes excess bone and cartilage from the nasal hump. Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, it is a minimally invasive procedure and can be completed in under 30 minutes with either local or twilight anesthesia. It also offers a reduced recovery period.
Yes, it is very safe and usually performed with a closed approach. This means that a tiny incision is made inside the nose so that there are no external scars. This is quite different from the traditional open rhinoplasty, which leaves behind a visible incision beneath the nose.
Traditionally, surgeons use chisels or rasps to reduce nasal humps, but these cause mechanical trauma. This advanced technique, on the other hand, uses an abrasive crystal that vibrates at an ultra-high frequency. The equipment sculpts bone and cartilage but does not manipulate soft tissue.
This means that patients will hardly bleed or bruise during surgery. The mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty gives plastic surgeons more control over their work. It also offers patients more predictable results, and dramatically reduces pain and bruising after surgery.
The mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty does not take as long to heal as the traditional rhinoplasty which demands 2 weeks of recovery. Most patients can return to work within a week. Patients also experience very little bleeding and bruising after surgery.
Unlike traditional techniques, mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty only shapes the bones and cartilage within the nose. It does not alter or manipulate tissue. This means that patients experience less swelling after treatment. The ultrasonic rhinoplasty device also allows for increased surgical precision with results better than those of traditional nose jobs.
For other people, ultrasonic rhinoplasty is not a satisfactory procedure. If a patient wants to reduce the size of their nostrils, for example, the ultrasonic rhinoplasty will not deliver desired results. It does not tweak skin tissue.
Yes, like common nose jobs, the mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty can correct a deviated septum. It can also fix nasal asymmetry, dorsal humps, and wider nasal bridges.
Before scheduling any surgical procedure, Dr. Jacono recommends consulting a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who uses digital photography to simulate post-surgical outcomes. Digital morphing is crucial to help patient communicate their goals with their doctor.
The ideal ultrasonic rhinoplasty candidate is someone who is unhappy with the size and shape of their nose. If they have a dorsal hump, severe asymmetry, or a wide nasal bridge, they may benefit from a mini ultrasonic rhinoplasty.
Dr. Jacono is a dual board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over 20 years of experience in the field. A Castle Connolly Top Doctor, Dr. Jacono has been elected as one of America’s Top Plastic Surgeons by the Consumers Research Council of America. He has been extensively trained and provides the most comprehensive results possible.
To learn more about Dr. Jacono’s innovative procedures, call his Park Avenue, New York office at 212-570-2500. You can also contact his Long Island location at 516-773-4646.
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.
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.
Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty Before and After Patients 3 and 4: These young women both wanted to reduce the appearance of their nasal humps. And they both wanted to lift and define their nasal tips. Dr. Jacono performed an ultrasonic rhinoplasty procedure to address their concerns. In both cases, you can see a subtle lift to both nasal tips and their dorsal humps are now smooth.
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