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Reshape Your Nose With Piezo Ultrasonic Rhinoplasty in NYC

Patients from all over the world approach Dr. Rizk for solutions to the appearance and function of their noses. His use of the Piezosurgery Flex Device offers advanced control during his nose surgery and consistently ensures desired outcomes for his patients. The piezoelectric vibrations enable him to accurately cut nasal bones, without causing trauma to surrounding soft tissues.

What Is Piezo Rhinoplasty?

Piezo rhinoplasty technique incorporates ultrasonic technology that facilitates gentle precision in cutting and shaping nasal bones. It enables finer adjustments for more predictable surgical outcomes that look natural.

Piezo Rhinoplasty vs Traditional Rhinoplasty

Where traditional rhinoplasty relies on manual instruments, the piezo technique utilizes ultrasonic vibrations, controlled through a touchscreen and foot pedal for smoother, more controlled bone restructuring. It is particularly beneficial when the desired outcomes involve reshaping hard structures like bone, rather than solely addressing soft tissue changes.

What Are the Benefits?

Piezo ultrasonic rhinoplasty smoothly integrates the nasal bone and cartilage at the keystone area—the bridge’s critical juncture—resulting in a seamless contour with reduced recovery time.

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It further offers several benefits, including:

Minimized Trauma and Enhanced Healing

By operating at a lower temperature than traditional surgical instruments, the Piezosurgery device minimizes trauma to delicate nasal structures. The result is faster healing, decreased post-operative discomfort, and a lower risk of complications for patients.

Bone Preservation and Structural Integrity

Preserving the structural integrity of the nose is crucial in rhinoplasty surgery. The gentle ultrasonic vibrations help preserve bone tissue, minimizing the risk of damage and bone resorption. This feature benefits patients undergoing complex nasal reshaping procedures, ensuring natural-looking and long-lasting results.

Versatility and Efficiency

The piezo ultrasonic rhinoplasty technique is versatile in its application, such as osteotomies (bone cuts), septoplasty (septal surgery), and dorsal hump reduction. Its efficiency and precision streamline the surgical process.

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The Procedure and Recovery Expectations

Patients receive detailed pre-operative instructions from Dr. Rizk, including avoiding certain medications and smoking. On the surgery day, anesthesia is administered for comfort, and incisions are made inside the nostrils to minimize visible scars and to give the piezo device access to sculpt the nasal bone and cartilage.

After achieving the desired shape, the incisions are closed, and a splint is applied to support the nose. Patients can expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which typically subsides within a week. Dr. Rizk will provide detailed post-operative instructions to manage pain and promote healing, including guidelines for rest, activity limitations, and wound care.

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Am I a Candidate?

Candidacy for piezo ultrasonic rhinoplasty involves assessing various factors to ensure optimal outcomes. During a consultation, Dr. Rizk will assess the following to determine if this is the most appropriate treatment option:

  • Nasal anatomy
  • Patient expectations
  • Overall health and medical history
  • Willingness pre- and post-surgical guidelines

Associated Risks and Side Effects

The procedure carries potential risks and side effects. While side effects like swelling and bruising are common and typically temporary, risks are less common but require careful consideration. The following associated risks are significantly reduced in Dr. Rizk’s care.

  • Infection or bleeding at the surgical site
  • Injury to surrounding structures
  • Asymmetry

Book Your Piezo Rhinoplasty With Dr. Rizk in NYC

Dr. Rizk is dedicated to incorporating clinically proven technologies to benefit his patients and is one of the few facial plastic surgeons offering Piezo Rhinoplasty in New York. Acquiring the Piezosurgery Flex Device reflects his commitment to delivering superior results and exceptional patient experiences. Contact his Manhattan office and schedule a consultation today!

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Piezo Rhinoplasty cost?

Several factors influence Piezo Rhinoplasty cost, including the extent of the procedure and the surgeon’s expertise. It is best to schedule an appointment to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for the procedure and a detailed breakdown of costs. While a less costly nose job may sound financially appealing, it could cost more if the results are unsatisfactory, and require greater recovery and revision procedures.

How safe is the use of Piezosurgery Flex Device in nose surgery?

Ultrasonic tools, as opposed to traditional mechanical rasps and knives, minimize tissue damage and complications.

What other cosmetic procedures can be combined with piezo rhinoplasty to enhance facial features?

One option is chin augmentation, which, when paired with this procedure, can further complement facial harmony by addressing both the nose and chin proportions. Additionally, facial fat grafting can enhance facial contours where volume is lacking. Some patients may also benefit from adding Dr. Rizk’s eyelid lift surgery for comprehensive facial rejuvenation.

Can I wear my glasses after surgery?

Wearing glasses may be restricted for up to 6 weeks to avoid putting pressure on the nose during the early stages of healing. Specific guidance will be given on when it’s safe to resume wearing glasses comfortably.

Are there any restrictions on physical activities during my recovery?

Strenuous activities such as intense exercise, heavy lifting, yoga, and contact sports should be avoided during the initial recovery period to prevent complications and promote proper healing. Dr. Rizk will provide a detailed list of do’s and don’ts with timeframes unique to your recovery.

How long before I see my final results?

While some improvements may be noticeable shortly after surgery, it typically takes several weeks to months for swelling to disappear and the nose to settle into its new shape. Patients can expect their final results to become more obvious as time passes, which could take up to one year. Patience is key.

Sam Rizk, MD

By Dr. Sam S. Rizk, M.D., FACS.

Dr. Rizk is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who specializes in rhinoplasty surgery and a recognized expert on the latest advances in facial plastic surgery techniques. He performs a range of facial plastic surgeries at his New York practice.

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