You’ve likely heard of a rhinoplasty or a “nose job,” but you may not have heard about a preservation rhinoplasty. The procedure allows you to have a more proportionate nose without taking away so much bone and cartilage.
Want to learn more? Let’s take a look at what a preservation rhinoplasty is and what makes someone a good candidate.
A preservation rhinoplasty offers similar results as a regular rhinoplasty but tries to preserve as much of the natural tissues in the underlying nasal structure as possible. The internal nasal structure and tissue are reshaped and changed rather than removed. This technique is typically used to remove a hump on the nasal bridge.
By preserving the natural tissue and underlying structure of the nose, the results last longer, you have less recovery time, and there is less of a likelihood that revision surgery will be needed.
While many people are good candidates for a preservation rhinoplasty, there are a few qualifications and preferences that can make some people better than others. A preservation rhinoplasty may be right for you if you fall into the following categories:
A preservation rhinoplasty is perfect for those who aren’t looking for drastic changes. If you want to address your nasal tip or hump, or reduce the size of the bridge of your nose without changing the shape or symmetry, a preservation rhinoplasty is likely the best option.
Additionally, if you’re looking to have nose surgery done without looking like you had surgery done, the preservation rhinoplasty is the perfect solution. It’s very difficult to detect, especially if people don’t know you’re having it done. They will simply think you look great!
Because very little damage is done to the blood vessels in the nose, the surgery not only takes less time but the recovery takes less time as well. You can expect to have less bruising and swelling, but you should still take three weeks off of any strenuous activities.
The best candidates for a preservation rhinoplasty are also those who have never had a rhinoplasty before. Having a straight septum between your nostrils is also recommended as there will be less of a need to change the internal structure.
As with any surgical procedure, it’s also important that you’re in good overall health, are a nonsmoker, and don’t have any medical conditions that may affect the healing process. Ideal candidates should also have realistic expectations and a positive outlook.
Want to learn more about preservation rhinoplasty and whether you’re a good candidate for the procedure? Take the first step today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Diktaban by calling our New York City office at 646-906-9449 or using our online contact form. We can’t wait to help you achieve your aesthetic goals!
Dr. Theodore Diktaban, MD FACS, a double board-certified plastic surgeon with 35+ years of experience, specializes in safe and subtle cosmetic treatments, enhancing natural beauty and boosting self-confidence in the Upper East Side and New York City.