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Breath and Form

by | Feb 7, 2021 | Blog

Pioneering preservation

Rhinoplasty techniques, like everything, evolve when there is close attention to detail and a commitment to staying abreast of the best.

Dr George Marcells is one of the world’s first facial plastic surgeons and the first surgeon in Australia to introduce the nuances of Preservation Rhinoplasty.

Before we go into the detail of what it’s all about, please note that facial plastic surgery is never a ‘one size fits all’ approach. A skilled and highly experienced facial plastic surgeon is able to assess which techniques will provide the most predictable results for each individual.

Consideration of aesthetics, breathing with ease, recovery/healing time are all part of the assessment process.

Eight weeks post rhinoplasty. Early refinement in bony bridge and tip.

What’s the scoop?*

  • Less (or none at all) bruising
  • Less swelling
  • Faster recovery
  • Looks completely natural and elegant

These are some of the feedback points from countless patients following Preservation Rhinoplasty with Dr Marcells.

“Subtle changes can make a big difference to a person’s appearance. While patients are usually satisfied immediately following Preservation Rhinoplasty, results continue to refine over time,” says Dr Marcells.

Two weeks post rhinoplasty. There is no bruising. Patient wearing no makeup (RHS).

Rhinoplasty techniques

Preservation rhinoplasty aims to preserve as much of the natural structure of the nose as possible. Performing this technique, and knowing when it’s best to, is only possible with a detailed understanding of anatomy and other rhinoplasty techniques.

Dr Marcells has also been using open structure rhinoplasty techniques for decades now. These techniques aim to reinforce a patient’s own cartilage and bone framework and give more longevity and predictability for the final outcomes for shape and breathing.

If there are any weak areas in the nose after surgery, the nose can twist and deform, affecting shape and breathing.

This sadly happens more commonly in the hands of inexperienced surgeons and is also why Dr Marcells is often referred to for revision rhinoplasty cases.

Revision rhinoplasty is a whole other topic so let’s today focus on getting things right the first time.

Did you know?

  • Dr Marcells is part of the International Rhinoplasty Research Society with a small group focused on advancing understanding and technique for greater patient outcomes.
  • For more precise reshaping and sculpting of the bone, Dr Marcells uses a high frequency ultrasound device called a piezotone.

*Please Note: there are risks associated with any surgical procedure.  

Want to know more about noses?

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For any queries about your own nose or face, contact us.

2.5 years post rhinoplasty, showing longevity of structure manoeuvres.



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Meet Dr Marcells

Past President – Australasian Academy of Facial Plastic Surgeons

Dr George Marcells is known for excellence in facial plastic surgery and is considered a true master of rhinoplasty. He performs advanced surgical techniques to restore balance and harmony to the face and can also resolve functional issues such as breathing difficulties.

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