The most important step of rhinoplasty is construction of the bony structures. It is very important for us to shape the bone smoothly.
In conventional rhinoplasty, devices such as rasp, hammer and chisel are used, which are rough and have the potential to harm the bone. With the rapid development of modern rhinoplasty, the devices used have changed and developed rapidly. Micro-saws are one of these devices. Using rasp, hammer or chisel have led to common unwanted outcomes such as fractures, surface irregularities, excessive damage in the deeper nasal structures, excessive post-operative bleeding and palpable irregularities in the nose.
In modern rhinoplasty, the devices are of millimetric size. The bone can be shaped smoothly using the devices called micro-saws that have millimetric tips. The devices cause minimal harm to the bone and the soft tissues under the bone; thus, the post-operative bruising and swelling become less frequent. Millimetric corrections are possible with these very small sized devices.