Since their inception, rhinoplasty procedures have been one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries among patients with larger noses. In recent years, there has been a shift away from “overly done” results toward a more subtle approach.
Achieve your ideal nose shape with Preservation Rhinoplasty
Preservation rhinoplasty is a modern modification on traditional nose surgery. Designed to restore balance to the nose, this iteration of rhinoplasty is designed to preserve the underlying tissues and nasal structure of the nose while making the necessary changes to achieve the patient’s ideal aesthetic.
At Sistine Plastic Surgery, Dr. Leong and his expert team use their years of expertise to carry out comprehensive Preservation Rhinoplasty procedures, leaving their patients in Pittsburgh with natural-looking improvements to the nose.
What are the benefits?
Preservation Rhinoplasty procedures in Pittsburgh come with many benefits. Some of the most noteworthy ones include:
Preservation of nasal structure: Retains the natural anatomy of the nose, focusing on preserving cartilage, bone, and other tissues
Reduced trauma: Minimizes trauma to the nasal tissues, potentially leading to less postoperative swelling and a quicker recovery period
Maintains nasal function: Seeks to preserve nasal function, including breathing, by avoiding significant changes to the nasal passages
More natural results: Aims for more natural and harmonious results by working with the existing features of the nose rather than drastic alterations
Potentially lower revision rates: May contribute to lower revision rates, as it aims to achieve the desired results in the initial procedure
Patient satisfaction: Higher satisfaction with the preservation approach, as the results preserve a good amount of the nose’s natural look
Who is a candidate?
As with any surgical procedure, candidacy can only be properly determined after the patient comes in for a consultation with our team. That said, there are some general criteria that typically indicate whether someone is right for the procedure. These may include:
- Having a straight caudal septum between the nostrils
- Having never had nose surgery in the past
- Wanting to correct a nasal bump that is small or medium in size
- Wanting to reduce the projection of the overall nasal structure
What is the recovery process like?
Another advantage of preservation rhinoplasty is that the recovery period is much milder than with the traditional approach. As this method involves less damage to the nose, patients are likely to experience less discomfort, bruising, and swelling as they go through the healing process. That said, patients will still need to take at least a week off from work and at least three weeks off from physically strenuous activity to ensure that they heal properly.
Why choose Sistine Plastic Surgery?
At Sistine Plastic Surgery, Dr. Paul Leong and his expert team employ innovative, up-to-date techniques to ensure that their patients in Pittsburgh experience the best care available. While patients all over the world have enjoyed the benefits of traditional rhinoplasty procedures, Dr. Leong prides himself on providing his clientele with the option of preservation rhinoplasty. Having performed the treatment on countless patients, he boasts a level of experience and skill that few practitioners can claim for themselves.
Contact our office today to learn more about our preservation rhinoplasty procedures.