Most patients considering rhinoplasty have one major concern — will the results look obvious or overworked? Dr. Lisiecki is a fellowship-trained rhinoplasty surgeon who curates highly personalized treatment plans to ensure natural results while minimizing swelling and recovery. He performs preservation rhinoplasty in NYC to help you achieve the desired results with minimal modifications to your natural bone and cartilage tissues, leading to a completely natural and harmonious appearance.
About Preservation Rhinoplasty
What is preservation rhinoplasty?
Preservation rhinoplasty is an innovative technique that alters or modifies the shape of the nose while keeping many of your natural features intact. This procedure is primarily performed to reduce the height of the nose bridge without altering the dorsal lines. The surgeon strategically removes small amounts of cartilage and bone tissues from underneath the nose bridge to alter the shape of the nose — without leaving any obvious signs of cosmetic work.
Candidates for preservation rhinoplasty:
- Want to reduce the height of the nose bridge
- Have a pronounced hump or arch on the nose bridge
- Are dissatisfied with the general shape and appearance of the nose
- Want to address the issues without leaving any signs of cosmetic work
- Are at least 15 years of age
- Have a fully developed nose
- Have generally good physical and mental health
- Have realistic expectations from a preservation rhinoplasty
- Are nonsmokers or willing to stop smoking before surgery
The benefits of preservation rhinoplasty:
- Reduces a hump or arch on the nose bridge
- Keeps many beautiful natural features
- Facilitates faster and more efficient recovery after the procedure
- Improves overall self-esteem and confidence
Dr. Lisiecki’s personalized
preservation rhinoplasty approach
Dr. Lisiecki understands that the decision to undergo a preservation rhinoplasty is extremely personal. He discusses your concerns and goals, examines your facial anatomy, and curates the ideal treatment plan for you. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia, and it usually takes two to four hours. The surgeon makes a strategic incision to remove bone and cartilage from underneath the nose, which will maintain the natural appearance of the nose while reducing the nose height.
Recovery after a preservation rhinoplasty surgery
After your preservation rhinoplasty in NYC, the surgeon will place splints on your nose to facilitate healing. You will experience some swelling, discomfort, tenderness, nasal congestion, and bruising around the nose for a few weeks. You should keep your head elevated and follow the surgeon’s aftercare guidelines to ensure optimal healing. You can resume normal activities and work after 7 to 10 days, but you should avoid strenuous physical activities for 4 weeks.
Preservation Rhinoplasty FAQs
Who should have preservation rhinoplasty?
Preservation rhinoplasty is an option for certain types of noses, and for patients who want certain, typically minimal, types of change done to their nose. Patients seeking a touch-up or revision after nose surgery may benefit from it.
What method is used during preservation rhinoplasty?
Preservation rhinoplasty uses specialized techniques to reshape and refine nasal structures while leaving many of the natural features of your nose intact. This may involve bone and cartilage reshaping, suturing, and other complex techniques.
What is preservation rhinoplasty recovery like?
Like standard rhinoplasty, preservation rhinoplasty causes some discomfort and bruising initially. Swelling does occur after preservation rhinoplasty, though in some instances it resolves faster than after traditional rhinoplasty.
Is preservation rhinoplasty good for me?
Preservation rhinoplasty may be a good choice for you depending on your natural nasal features, and if you want to enhance your nose without drastically changing your appearance. In your consultation, Dr. Lisiecki will discuss the pros and cons of a preservation rhinoplasty approach to determine if it’s ideal for you.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisiecki
Dr. Jeffrey Lisiecki is a highly trained plastic surgeon specializing in rhinoplasty techniques in New York. He’s an incredibly talented, fellowship-trained plastic surgeon and a recipient of the coveted Rollin K. Daniel Resident Paper Competition Award from the Rhinoplasty Society. He specializes in the latest and safest rhinoplasty techniques, including revision rhinoplasty, functional rhinoplasty, and preservation rhinoplasty in NYC. If you want to modify the shape and general appearance of your nose without leaving obvious signs of cosmetic work, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Lisiecki today.