Dr. David L. Cangello is the only plastic surgeon in New York City to offer preservation rhinoplasty, and one of the few plastic surgeons in the country to offer this innovative procedure. Preservation rhinoplasty is a modern approach to nose surgery that aims to retain as much of the patient’s bone and cartilage as possible while improving the appearance of the nose.
Preservation Rhinoplasty Vs. Traditional Rhinoplasty
There are several key surgical techniques that set preservation rhinoplasty apart from traditional rhinoplasty and offer potential benefits to patients.
A More Natural Look with Preservation Rhinoplasty
In a traditional rhinoplasty surgery, the surgeon reduces the height of the dorsum (“bridge”) of the nose by removing cartilage and bone from the top. In preservation rhinoplasty Dr. Cangello removes cartilage and bone from underneath, thus preserving the native dorsal aesthetic lines which are extremely difficult to recreate during traditional rhinoplasty. This allows for a refined and natural-looking appearance and avoids an “operated” look.
Breathing Function After Preservation Rhinoplasty
Preservation rhinoplasty presents less risk of compromised breathing after surgery. In traditional rhinoplasty some of the functional nasal structures that are necessary for proper breathing are destroyed and need to be reconstructed. Incomplete or improper reconstruction during traditional rhinoplasty can result in long-term breathing problems. Preservation rhinoplasty preserves these nasal structures so that there is no need for reconstruction during surgery.
Optimized Recovery With Preservation Rhinoplasty
An additional feature of the preservation rhinoplasty procedure is that it is performed in a different plane of dissection than traditional rhinoplasty. The dissection is performed in the subperichondrial and subperiosteal planes. The significance of this is that none of the soft tissue (which carries the blood vessels and lymphatics) of the nose is injured or disrupted. Leaving blood vessels and lymphatics intact results in minimal swelling and bruising, which allows for significantly faster recovery than a typical traditional rhinoplasty. It is possible for preservation rhinoplasty patients to appear fully recovered with natural looking results within a few weeks.
Benefits of Preservation Rhinoplasty include:
- Bumps or humps can be reduced while keeping the bridge of the nose in tact
- Patients may have less swelling and bruising than with traditional rhinoplasty
- Results are refined and natural-looking
Am I a Candidate for Preservation Rhinoplasty in NYC?
Patients who are seeking to diminish the appearance of a bump or reduce the projection of the nose may be candidates for preservation rhinoplasty. Preservation rhinoplasty is typically only performed on patients who have not had a previous rhinoplasty procedure. The best way to determine if preservation rhinoplasty is right for you is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Cangello. Contact us today with any questions or to schedule your consultation.