Closed Rhinoplasty Vs. Open Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures because it is done for both functionality and cosmetic purposes. If you are looking to change the interior passageways of the nose, then a functional rhinoplasty would be the best option for you. Whereas, if you want to alter the exterior shape and look of the nose, then a cosmetic reshaping would be the perfect option. While Rhinoplasty is a complex surgery, it has been around for quite some time and has been perfected to create and achieve a natural-looking result for patients.

Open Rhinoplasty

This method is also known as external Rhinoplasty and is performed by making an incision along the columella, a narrow strip of tissue that separates the nostrils. Your surgeon will then have access to any underlying bone and cartilage structure. One of the main benefits of performing an open rhinoplasty over a closed Rhinoplasty is that it allows your surgeon to measure and truly analyze the anatomy of the nose. They may be able to see any asymmetry or abnormalities that weren’t clear from an external examination.

Open Rhinoplasty also tends to be more precise and is often used for revision rhinoplasties. This technique gives the surgeon access to the entire nose and nasal tip, which tends to be preferred when the case requires a more significant reshaping of the nose.

Closed Rhinoplasty

The closed Rhinoplasty is ideal for the candidates that require minor corrections and reshaping, which is done from within the nostril. Unlike an open Rhinoplasty, the incisions will be made separately in the left and right nostrils, which will result in little to no scarring. Because the work is less invasive, there is less swelling and reduced healing time. Which Rhinoplasty technique would work best for you will depend on the reason for getting a nose job and what you want to correct.

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