An open rhinoplasty involves reshaping the nose, whereas a closed rhinoplasty consists in straightening it. Open rhinoplasty is accomplished by incision at the columella (the fleshy part between the nostrils) outside the nose. Rhinoplasty with closed incisions only involves incisions within the nostrils. Which procedure will produce optimal results will determine the choice.
Open rhinoplasty is recommended when easier access is required to the surgical site and where visibility is needed of the area to be treated. It entails creating an incision running the length of the columella, lifting the skin to allow for better visibility and greater precision. With this technique, our surgeon can access the entire nasal structure, including the tip.
Revision rhinoplasty often requires this procedure to correct surgical errors, collapsed nasal structures, or other problems of aesthetic or structural nature. Also, this method would be used when a more significant nose reshaping is needed.
Using this surgery method, the areas that must be reshaped are accessed within the nostril. Minor changes and reshaping may be appropriate with a closed rhinoplasty. The minimally invasive nature of this method means minor postoperative swelling and reduced healing time. Additionally, since the incisions are made in the nostrils, the scarring will not be visible to the naked eye. Patients who only need a slight nasal tip reshaping often use this procedure.
There are several reasons patients seek nose surgery, regardless of the technique. In addition to those dissatisfied with their natural noses, many patients seek rhinoplasty after sports injuries or accidents. We often hear patients say they can feel their noses:
Although the results of these two techniques differ in practice, they are equally important. The closed technique does not require a columellar incision and allows for quicker recovery after surgery. In contrast, an open rhinoplasty provides more precision when dealing with difficult noses and adjusting the nasal structures in more complex cases.
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A few advantages of open rhinoplasty over closed rhinoplasty are as follows:
Open rhinoplasty has the following significant drawbacks: