The facial plastic surgery procedure that changes the appearance of the nose is called Rhinoplasty. Patients are always eager to have an idea of what they would look like after the surgery and there are a few options available today to give them that idea.
Computer programs provide 2D and 3D simulation techniques; however, Dr. Avsar has developed a 3D mask that shows “before and after” renderings.
Why Do People Need Micro-Rhinoplasty Surgery?
Believe it or not, rhinoplasty has the ability to benefit your health, as well as your looks! Rhinoplastic surgery can drastically improve the ability of some peoples ability to breathe better through their nose, allowing people to sleep and live much easier than before.
The most common use of rhinoplasty is for aesthetic reasons, but it certainly is not the only use!
Benefits of 3D Micro-Rhinoplasty
Dr. Avsar’s approach is to give his patients a very good idea of how their nose surgery will alter their look. He previously used physical hand-made 3D models over the years to achieve this, but 3D printing has made it much easier to show his patients their final post-surgery look.
When he first saw the 3D scanning and printing technology in action, his creative juices began to flow. He came to the conclusion that a patient’s face can be scanned, then applying CAD tools to sculpt a 3D image and ultimately create a mask.
At the time of the patient’s appointment, special computer software is used to scan their face in 3D. In the area where the surgery will be performed, a digital 3D sculpture is produced. The final image produces is how the patient will look once the surgery is done.
That final mask is printed out in 3D color showing the “before and after’ appearances.
Micro-rhinoplasty is an innovative approach based upon the use of micro-instrumentation facilities in rhinoplasty. Micro-cutting, micro-rasping blades and video-endoscopy with magnification power are the 3 main facilities along with micro-surgical tools.
Video-endoscopy with magnification power is specifically used for changing the bony nasal vault. It also has applications in fixing high-oriented septal deviations, glabella surgery, repair of mucosal tears, treatment of septal spurs and controlling bleeding in rhinoplasty surgery.
Micro-motor-aided bony vault sculpting using video-endoscopy is a cosmetic surgery geared at effectively applying micro-cutting and micro-rasping blades to alter the bony structure of the nose.
Yakup Avsar is the inventor of these blades that are used in video-endoscopy as well as medial osteotomy, hump reduction-rasping, transverse and lateral osteotomies and Aufricht triangle modification.
An incomplete cut is made during the split-thickness osteotomy surgical procedure on the lateral nasal walls which maintain the bony nasal vault stability. Dr. Avsar was the inventor of this method and is a consequent benefit of this innovative technology.