A five-minute nasal operation
"Five-Minute Rhinoplasty" Scientists Discover New Technique That Can End Traditional Rhinoplasty.
Researchers have developed a non-surgical procedure that involves passing electrical current through cartilage, giving it more flexibility to deform.
With electromechanical deformation (EMR), this technique requires only a local anesthetic.
Unlike traditional surgery, it also avoids the need for stitches and the risk of ulcers, and also promises to avoid common side effects such as difficulty breathing and changes in the patient's sense of smell.
Scientists at the University of California tested the EMR on rabbits and changed the animal's ears from right to bottom
"Once the tissue is soft, you can insert it any way you want," said Dr. Michael Hill, a member of the research team.
The team believes that when the tissue is deformed again and allowed to harden for a few more minutes - any change will be permanent by changing the electric current.
Dr. Hill said the technique involves changing the acidity of the tissues, meaning that they should not cause any destructive side effects before performing human tests or presenting them to patients.
Rhinoplasty, when performed for cosmetic reasons, is usually not provided by the NHS and costs at least € 4,500.
Source: : www.telegraph.co.uk
Translated by: Bita Sayadi