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 nasal bone and cartilage from the top of the nasal bridge, tissue is removed from below the hump (inside the nasal septum) 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. This may also remove a nasal obstruction that is impacting your breathing. 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. Sleeping with your head elevated will also help reduce swelling and speed up your recovery. Within six weeks, you should be mostly recovered and able to see the results of your surgical procedure.
Schedule a Consultation
Dr. Diktaban is an experienced 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.