After your surgery, a splint will be placed on your nose to support and protect the new structures and promote healing. In some cases, gauze packing may be inserted into the nostrils.
You will need to keep your head elevated for a few days after surgery. Most of the swelling and bruising subsides within a few weeks, but the final look of the new nose will not settle until about a year after surgery.
While everyone’s recovery is different, you can expect to wear the splint for one week and gauze packing for two to seven days. You will need to take it easy until your surgeon tells you it’s OK to resume normal activity, usually after a few weeks.
What is piezo surgery?
The Piezo, an ultrasonic bone cutter or shaper, is actually a controlled bone cutting or breaking method. In the classical method used since the years when modern nose aesthetics was first described, uncontrolled fractures and breakage occurred while the bone was broken with a chisel and hammer. Surgeons tried to avoid this with alternative methods, some surgeons started to break or shave bones with more delicate instruments. At this stage, in parallel with the technological developments, piezo, that is, the ultrasonic bone cutter was developed. Nose aesthetics that use this tool to shape bone is called Piezo Surgery, Ultrasonic Nose Aesthetics.
Who can have piezo surgery and what are the advantages?
With Piezo, the ultrasonic bone cutter or shaper, we can cut the bone in a controlled way from the points we want, as if we are drawing with a pencil-like tip attached to the main device, and shape the bone as if sculpting. Although it can be used for all patients, it is especially advantageous for large or wide noses. Since there are no uncontrolled fractures of the bone, we can avoid unwanted consequences that will cause problems for us in the long term. Also, since the work is carried out under the bone membrane and this tool only cuts the bone tissue, less bruising and swelling will occur.