Preservation Rhinoplasty

Preservation rhinoplasty is a modern approach to traditional rhinoplasty surgery that is designed to create long-lasting, natural results by preserving the internal structure of your nose. Not all plastic surgeons can perform preservation rhinoplasty, but Dr. Diktaban is experienced in precision reconstructive surgery and can use these latest innovations to effectively enhance the appearance of your nose without the need for costly and tricky revision rhinoplasty surgery later on.

What is Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Preservation rhinoplasty utilizes a new approach to preserve as much of the natural tissue in the underlying nasal structures as possible and reduce the amount of surgical change created by traditional rhinoplasty. One of the most common applications of preservation rhinoplasty is to remove a hump on the nasal bridge.

Instead of removing large amounts of bone and cartilage from the top of the nasal bridge, tissue is removed from below the hump to smooth out the nasal hump deformity from the foundation of the structure. By preserving the natural tissue and overlying structure of the nose, the results last longer and there is less likelihood that revision surgery will be needed. The internal nasal structure and tissue are manipulated rather than removed or drastically altered.

Preservation Rhinoplasty Candidates

The best candidates for a preservation rhinoplasty procedure are those who have never had a rhinoplasty before and want to correct a small to medium-sized dorsal hump or reduce the projection of their nose. Having a straight septum between your nostrils is also preferred since there will be a lower need to alter that internal structure.

What Happens During Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Facial plastic surgeon Dr. Diktaban will use precise preservation rhinoplasty techniques to carefully enhance the shape of your nose by removing small amounts of tissue until the desired result is achieved. If you are treating a nasal hump, incisions will be made deep within the nose to remove small pieces of bone and cartilage and create a space for the nasal bridge to move down.

If you desire a smaller nasal tip, Dr. Diktaban will manipulate the nasal cartilage in the appropriate area in a conservative fashion to create a more defined structure.

Results and Recovery from Preservation Rhinoplasty

Since preservation rhinoplasty involves less damage and trauma to the tissues of the nose than a traditional rhinoplasty, you should experience less bruising and swelling while you heal. You should still wait three weeks before doing any strenuous activities such as exercising, and you will need to take about one week off from work after your surgery. Within six weeks, you should be mostly recovered and able to see the results of your procedure.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Diktaban is a double board-certified plastic surgeon and ENT who is among the few experts in the country that specializes in preservation rhinoplasty in addition to traditional rhinoplasty procedures. To learn more about your options for nose surgery of any kind, fill out our online contact form or call our office at (646) 906-9449.

Who is candidate for Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Both men and women are candidates for Preservation Rhinoplasty who have straight noses and even deviated noses.

Is there any age limitation to undergo a Preservation Rhinoplasty procedure? There is no age limitation as long as the nose has shown satisfactory mature growth.?

There is no age limitation as long as the nose has shown satisfactory mature growth.

Is the more or less swelling and bruising with the Preservation Rhinoplasty procedure?

There is less swelling and bruising with the Preservation Rhinoplasty technique because the surgeon elevates the soft tissues over the dorsum of the nose in a deeper and less bloody plane.

Will breathing be negatively impacted by the Preservation Rhinoplasty procedure?

Nasal breathing will most likely be preserved because the internal nasal valve area is not divided and reconstructed as it is in the structural rhinoplasty technique.

What is Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Preservation Rhinoplasty is a technique that keeps the natural looking roof of the nose intact but the roof can be lowered to reduce the hump or bump by taking away cartilage or bone from underneath the roof. In so doing, the natural lines of the roof are preserved and the bump or hump goes away.

Will the results of Preservation Rhinoplasty hold up for several years?

The results of Preservation Rhinoplasty will most likely hold up longer than conventional rhinoplasty because the dorsum or the roof of the nose is not interrupted as the bump or hump is lowered away. The intact dorsum or roof is stable and secure from a structure point of view.

What kind of anesthesia is used in order to perform the Preservation Rhinoplasty?

General anesthesia is the safest way to undergo most or all rhinoplasty operations including Preservation Rhinoplasty. Your airway is protected during the entire procedure which you can understand to be very important.

Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS
Double Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

For over 35 years, Theodore Diktaban, MD, FACS, has made it his life's work to enhance the natural beauty of his patients in the Upper East Side and surrounding areas of New York City. As a double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Diktaban provides the ideal blend of realistic, aesthetic, and safe cosmetic treatments and procedures.