What is Ultrasonic Piezo Rhinoplasty?

By: Dr. Manish Shah

12/27/2021

You may have considered traditional rhinoplasty to reshape your nose but were hesitant to move forward with the procedure because of the trauma and downtime involved. Thankfully, there are less invasive options to enhance your appearance with the ground-breaking technology in modern rhinoplasty.

Ultrasonic, or Piezo, rhinoplasty is the latest, most advanced FDA-approved technique available for minimally traumatic nasal bone reshaping and hump removal during rhinoplasty. This is currently only available in CA, NY, FL, and at Shah Aesthetic Surgery in Denver, CO.

Board-certified Manish Shah, MD, FACS, a specialist in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and ethnic rhinoplasty surgery, is highly skilled in difficult cosmetic surgery procedures that are performed in a safe and gentle manner. If you are considering ultrasonic rhinoplasty to enhance your appearance, contact Shah Aesthetic Surgery today and schedule a consultation.

Why should I consider ultrasonic rhinoplasty?

Unlike traditional rhinoplasty techniques, which use hammers and chisels and are more traumatic and less accurate, Piezo ultrasonic rhinoplasty provides precise, beautiful results in a gentler procedure.

The ultrasonic rhinoplasty has many benefits over traditional rhinoplasty, including:

  • Zero tissue damage

  • Little to no swelling and bruising

  • More accurate than traditional rhinoplasty

  • Prevents uncontrolled bone fractures

  • Results are more elegant and beautiful, appearing sculpted

  • Recovery is quicker

  • Less risk of complications or need for revision rhinoplasty

How does ultrasonic rhinoplasty work?

The technique for ultrasonic rhinoplasty is a bit different from that of traditional rhinoplasty surgery. Instead of using hammers, chisels, and rasps, which create more damage are require more healing time, ultrasound, or focused sound waves, are used. Using an ultrasound wand that can be equipped with different tips, humps in the nose can be removed without damaging underlying tissue while allowing Dr. Shah to create a very precise nasal ridge. The end result is a more beautiful nose with far less trauma, less swelling, and almost no bruising.

Ultrasonic devices use high-speed sound waves to create vibrations in tissue. These vibrations cause gentle breaking apart of tissue surfaces to remove surface irregularities and cut tissues, all while avoiding damage to underlying structures. In other words, it treats the areas that need treatment in a highly targeted and precise way, all while keeping damage to a minimum.

How long is the recovery process from ultrasonic rhinoplasty?

You can expect a typical ultrasonic rhinoplasty surgery to take 2 – 3 hours to perform, and the recovery after ultrasonic rhinoplasty is similar to traditional rhinoplasty. You will wear a nasal splint for a week. You still need to sleep with your head elevated and use ice packs to soothe discomfort. The difference with ultrasonic rhinoplasty is that your nose looks more presentable to the public sooner, and the long-term result is enhanced at the one-year full healing mark.

How do I know if I am a good candidate for ultrasonic rhinoplasty?

Anyone healthy enough for traditional rhinoplasty is a candidate for ultrasonic rhinoplasty. The investment in this procedure is offset by the reduced need for revision surgery in the future. This ground-breaking procedure is only available at Shah Aesthetic Surgery in the Denver, Colorado area. Dr. Shah is committed to the informed patient and by educating his patients, he provides them with all the pertinent information to make an informed decision for the best possible outcome. Contact Dr. Shah today for a consultation to see if ultrasonic rhinoplasty is right for you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.