The nose is a problem area for many. Whether you have a crooked nose or a dorsal hump, or your nose is not proportional to the rest of your face, these concerns can significantly affect your confidence and self-esteem.

Additionally, your nose is one part of the body that consistently changes throughout your life. As you age, the cartilage can lose strength, and the nose can stretch and sag.

No matter what the reason, a preservation rhinoplasty can help address your concerns and provide you with the beautiful results you’re looking for.

Preservation rhinoplasty has revolutionized the rhinoplasty procedure. It can alter the nose while maintaining its natural appearance and ensuring you’re not left with any visible scars. It may be the perfect treatment option for you.

What Does Preservation Rhinoplasty Consist Of?

Preservation rhinoplasty is a nose surgery that has recently become more and more popular. It’s a less invasive procedure than a traditional rhinoplasty and preserves the structure and tissue of the nose while changing the nasal structure, creating facial balance, and improving the overall function.

More specifically, the procedure can shorten the length of the nose, trim a dorsal hump, and make the nasal tip smaller.

At Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland, Dr. Ashruf uses advanced surgical techniques to alter the shape of the nose, correct nasal defects, improve function, and reduce the height of the nose by removing small amounts of bone, cartilage, and tissue.

Benefits of a Preservation Rhinoplasty

There are a variety of benefits to having a preservation rhinoplasty. It’s a less invasive option and can produce a smooth and natural-looking nose. The amount of swelling and healing time you need is also significantly reduced, and there are no visible scars afterward. Additionally, the procedure allows you to make subtle changes to the nose.

Ideal Candidates for Preservation Rhinoplasty

Preservation rhinoplasty is an excellent solution for patients with a crooked nose or those with a wi

de or droopy nasal tip. It’s also ideal for those who already like their nasal bridge from the front, but not from the side view. This is not the procedure for those with irregular or wide nasal bridges or anyone who has already had a traditional rhinoplasty.

Ideal candidates for a preservation rhinoplasty should:

  • Have realistic expectations
  • Be in generally good health
  • Be unhappy with the appearance of their nose and looking for subtle results

Preservation Rhinoplasty Procedure

At the start of your preservation rhinoplasty procedure, anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort. During the procedure, Dr. Ashruf may remove cartilage pieces or bone from below the dorsal hump and the septum’s top or bottom. This allows the bridge to be lowered and provides you with a smoother, natural nasal bridge. Dr. Ashruf can also reshape the nasal tip while preserving as much tissue as possible. The procedure takes about one to two hours.

Preservation Rhinoplasty Recovery

Since the preservation rhinoplasty does not disturb the blood supply, the recovery process is much faster. Dr. Ashruf will place a splint on the nose as well as gauze, and once you’re safe to leave, a friend or family member can drive you home. The typical recovery period takes about six weeks.

You will experience some bruising and swelling, but that should go away fully a few weeks after the surgery.

You will want to go to all your follow-up appointments to ensure there are no complications and that the healing process is going well.

During the recovery process, you’ll want to rest as much as possible and follow any post-op instructions Dr. Ashruf gives you.


While you may see some results in the appearance of your nose immediately, the most significant results will show up a few months after the procedure.

Preservation rhinoplasty allows Dr. Ashruf to achieve superior results with no visible scars.

Cost of A Preservation Rhinoplasty

The cost of a preservation rhinoplasty will depend on the complexity of the procedure and what you’re looking to have done. Once you and Dr. Ashruf come up with a treatment plan to address your goals during your consultation, he will be able to give you a quote on the price.

Why Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland?

Dr. Salman Ashruf, MD, FACS is a closed rhinoplasty specialist who uses minimally invasive endonasal suturing techniques and nasal grafts to achieve beautiful rhinoplasty outcomes. Patients are not only happy with the look of their new nasal contour but also with their improved breathing through the septoplasty and spreader grafts. Dr Ashruf achieves these results while preserving the bone, cartilage, and essential structures.

With a preservation rhinoplasty, Dr. Ashruf is focused on maintaining the structures of the nose, improving nasal function, and ensuring a quick recovery process. You could not be in better hands than Dr. Ashruf at Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland.

Schedule A Consultation

To start your journey to achieving the nose you’re looking for, schedule a consultation with the Cosmetic Plastic Surgery & Laser Center of Maryland. During your consultation, Dr. Ashruf will ask about any medical conditions you have and inquire about what you’re looking to achieve.

To schedule a consultation today, call our Hanover, MD office at 410-701-3348 or use our online contact form.