Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most widely performed aesthetic procedures in the world. It aims to improve the appearance of the nose by modifying its size, shape and/or contours. Recently, a revolutionary new technique, the ultrasonic rhinoplastywas developed by Dr. Olivier Gerbault, a French plastic surgeon specializing in nose surgery. This article introduces you to this innovative technique, which offers many advantages over traditional rhinoplasty methods.
The limits of traditional rhinoplasty methods
To understand the benefits of ultrasonic rhinoplasty, it's important to understand the limitations of traditional rhinoplasty methods. These rely on the use of instruments such as chisels and hammers to break and/or grate the bones and cartilage of the nose. Not only are these instruments aggressive to the tissues, but they are also often used blindly, increasing the risk of inaccuracy and post-operative complications.
What's more, the after-effects of traditional rhinoplasty procedures are usually quite severe, with swelling and bruising persisting for days or even weeks. Finally, the aesthetic results obtained with these methods are often standardized, with little scope for customization according to the wishes and physical characteristics of each patient.
Ultrasonic rhinoplasty: an innovative approach
Faced with these limitations, Dr Gerbault has developed a new rhinoplasty technique called ultrasonic rhinoplasty. This approach is based on the use of miniaturized instruments, similar to those used in dental surgery, which operate using ultrasound. These instruments make it possible to sculpt the bones and cartilage of the nose with great precision, without traumatizing the tissues and without having to resort to such aggressive gestures as hammering or rasping.
One of the main advantages of ultrasonic rhinoplasty is that it allows the nose to be completely opened up, enabling the bone and cartilage structures to be directly visualized during the procedure. This gives the surgeon greater control over the procedure and the results, as well as greater scope for customization according to the patient's expectations.
More natural results and less post-operative stress
With ultrasonic rhinoplasty, the aesthetic results obtained are more natural and personalized, in line with the patient's wishes and specific facial features. What's more, this technique makes it possible to treat complex or asymmetrical cases, which were previously difficult to achieve with traditional methods.
What's more, the post-operative course of ultrasonic rhinoplasty is considerably less demanding than that of traditional procedures. The absence of trauma to the tissues considerably reduces the risk of oedema and of "scarring".hematomaThe result: patients can return to their normal activities in just a few days. The technique is also less painful, which improves post-operative comfort for patients.
Managing respiratory problems
Beyond its aesthetic aspects, ultrasonic rhinoplasty can also resolve functional problems, such as breathing difficulties linked to a deviated septum or overly enlarged turbinates. Ultrasonic instruments enable these anomalies to be corrected gently and precisely, without damaging the surrounding tissues. This comprehensive management of the nose's respiratory function is an undeniable advantage of this technique, which offers an integrated solution to patients suffering from both aesthetic and functional problems.
International recognition for ultrasonic rhinoplasty
Dr Gerbault presented his ultrasonic rhinoplasty technique at the first World Rhinoplasty Congress, held in Versailles and attended by specialists from over 40 countries. This innovation was a great success with the international medical community, which now recognizes the many advantages of this approach.
All in all, the ultrasonic rhinoplasty developed by Dr Gerbault is a a veritable revolution in cosmetic surgery of the nose. Thanks to this innovative technique, patients benefit from more natural, personalized results, as well as a lighter, less painful post-operative course. What's more, ultrasonic rhinoplasty can also be used to treat respiratory problems, offering a comprehensive solution for patients suffering from both aesthetic and functional problems. This major advance in the treatment of patients seeking a more harmonious nose better suited to their face deserves to be widely disseminated and adopted by healthcare professionals.