Preservation rhinoplasty is a philosophy and group of techniques used to reshape the nose. During preservation rhinoplasty, much of the native tissue of the nose is preserved while at the same time changing the shape.
Preservation of the ligaments of the nose means that the airway is maintained and the definition in the tip is preserved as much as it can be.
In preservation rhinoplasty th bump on the bridge of nose, instead of being excised and reconstructed, is lowered into in a more cosmetically pleasing shape. This means that the overall result is a smoother bridge with less irregularities.
The procedure used to lower the bridge falls into two broad categories. These include the “push down” and “let down” techniques. The size of the bump determines which approach is used.
Some patients may not be suitable candidates for preservation rhinoplasty. This is the case in those patients that require revision or secondary rhinoplasty.
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