As a premier facial plastic surgeon in Manhattan, Dr. Theodore Diktaban stays on the cutting edge of rhinoplasty techniques for the most satisfying results for his patients in the long term. This has led him to develop the skills necessary to perform preservation rhinoplasty, which offers superior, long-lasting results to adjust the shape and proportion of your nose without destroying too much natural cartilage and bone that other techniques might run the risk of doing.
What is Preservation Rhinoplasty?
Preservation rhinoplasty is a relatively new technique of performing rhinoplasty surgeries to enhance breathing ability or adjust the shape of the nose. The goal of this plastic surgery is to retain as much natural tissue as possible and to use novel approaches with incisions and skin elevation to prevent excess swelling and scarring during recovery.
The components that distinguish preservation rhinoplasty from traditional techniques include how the nasal structures are accessed through incisions (at what depth the incisions are made), what type of tissue is removed or remodeled to enhance the shape of the nasal bridge, and how the nasal tip is elevated or adjusted.
To preserve the tissue of the nasal bridge, Dr. Diktaban can access the structures below the cartilage you feel at the surface of your bridge. In so doing, this preserves the bony and cartilaginous structures that gives your nose its natural shape, while helping improve the longevity of your surgery.
In a similar way, the nasal tip has usually been the source of dissatisfaction over time, as extensive incisions, excision of tissue, suturing, and grafting lead to a fragile tip that droops or collapses in the long run. With preservation rhinoplasty, fewer sutures are used to adjust the position and shape of the tip, with as little tissue excision performed as possible.
Benefits of Preservation Rhinoplasty
More Natural Final Result
These days, more and more people want to look “like themselves, but a little better” – or to subtly correct an imperfection in their nose without drawing too much attention to the change. Preservation rhinoplasty allows the most conservative approach to rhinoplasty, allowing the defining lines of your nasal structures to remain untouched, keeping you looking like yourself, but better.
Protected Breathing Function
With many open rhinoplasties, tissue is resected and excised, sutured and scarred, leading to changes within the nostrils and septum that can reduce breathing functionality as opposed to enhancing it. By removing and affecting as little tissue as possible, a preservation rhinoplasty ensures your vital breathing organ remains fully functional.
It may not come as a surprise that by taking a more conservative approach to rhinoplasty that the recovery is simpler and less uncomfortable. By performing the surgery through a plane that does not contain as many blood vessels or lymph pathways as traditional rhinoplasty, Dr. Diktaban’s approach provides less swelling and downtime needed, with many patients looking fully recovered in as little as a few weeks.
Learn More About Preservation Rhinoplasty in New York
Not every board-certified plastic surgeon can perform this advanced form of rhinoplasty – only those who have studied the advanced techniques of preservation rhinoplasty thoroughly offer this treatment. To learn more about this practice and whether it can help you finally achieve the facial harmony you want from every angle, schedule an appointment with Dr. Diktaban. Call or contact us online to get the conversation started today.
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.