You have probably heard of rhinoplasty, also known simply as a “nose job,” and you probably know a nose job is for individuals who are dissatisfied with the shape, size, or angle of their nose or have breathing problems. However, there are some forms of rhinoplasty you may not be familiar with.

There is revision rhinoplasty, which aims to correct imperfections in an original surgery, or nonsurgical rhinoplasty designed to change the shape of your nose. The most unknown form of all, preservation rhinoplasty, is a procedure that allows you to have changes made to your nose while preserving most of your original cartilage. This is what you should know about the surgery:

What Is Preservation Rhinoplasty?

Preservation rhinoplasty is a plastic surgery procedure that aims to modify the overall look, shape, size, and aesthetic aspects of the nose. However, unlike a traditional rhinoplasty, Dr. Ashruf ensures that the majority of the patient’s natural cartilage is retained. Only small amounts are removed under the bridge of the nose, allowing the surgeon to resize or reshape the nose and bring better balance to it.

Why Is Preservation Rhinoplasty a Better Option?

Anyone who wants to modify the look of their nose or address problems like deviated septum might want to consider a rhinoplasty. However, preservation rhinoplasty is a better option than the traditional procedure because it preserves as much of your own nasal cartilage as possible.

Cartilage is the building block of your nose’s shape. Without it, our noses become easily deformed. Preserving most of your nasal cartilage reduces your risk for aesthetic problems that require a revision rhinoplasty. A board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Ashruf is able to reshape and contour the nasal tip and repair the ligaments inside the nose that attach skin to cartilage. The result is less invasive, less recovery, and more natural results.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the Procedure?

You are considered a good candidate for preservation rhinoplasty if you have issues with crookedness, wideness, or experience a drooping nose tip. This form of rhinoplasty does not focus much on the nose of the bridge, so if you already have a good bridge but prefer other parts of your nose to be addressed, you are a good candidate for the procedure.

If you have concerns about the bridge of your nose along with other areas, you can discuss customized techniques to address your concerns. Individuals who have wide nasal bridges or irregularities of the nose are not considered good candidates for preservation rhinoplasty surgery but may benefit from another treatment option. Those who have previously had rhinoplasty are also not ideal candidates if significant cartilage has already been lost.

What Are the Benefits of Preservation Rhinoplasty?

The chief benefit of preservation rhinoplasty is that you are able to keep most of your own natural cartilage. This means you don’t have to worry about bone and soft tissue being disrupted– something that can occur with a traditional procedure. In turn, the blood flow to the area being worked on is untouched, which quickens in the healing process.

Preservation rhinoplasty allows you to keep the overall unique look of your nose while gaining the necessary balance to your face. Like traditional rhinoplasty, this procedure lets you enjoy aesthetic and functional effects. You are also less likely to experience complications or need a revision rhinoplasty. Your surgery is far less invasive, so the discomfort experienced during recovery will be far more minimal, and symptoms like swelling and bruising will be far less significant.

Where to Schedule Your Preservation Rhinoplasty Appointment

If you are located in Maryland and want more information about preservation rhinoplasty, contact the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery and Laser Center of Maryland. Our practice is not only experienced, but passionate about creating a superb experience for every patient. Our welcoming team is always available to answer any questions or concerns along the way. Dr, Ashruf will listen to your needs, sculpting the nose of your dreams safely and efficiently. To schedule a consultation, call our practice or fill out our online form– see the difference of preservation rhinoplasty firsthand.