What to Choose – A Closed or Open Rhinoplasty Surgery

Cosmetic procedures have become so common in recent years, as people have started using it to change the way they look and feel. One of the facial features that some have started to change is the nose. The surgery of the nose is medically known as rhinoplasty. The cosmetic procedure on the nose is something that should only be done by an experienced surgeon. It takes a long time for the surgery and it should only be done by those who really need it. In terms of the rhinoplasty procedure, there are two common methods which include open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. Throughout the rest of this context, we will look into both types of methods and see which is best for most.

Open Rhinoplasty

With the open rhinoplasty cosmetic procedure, the surgeon would begin by making an incision on the near exterior nose. An incision is usually made on the columella, which is what splits your two nostrils. Since the cut is made near the outside, it is very common to notice some minor sign of surgery. The surgery works this way because the cartilage becomes visible and allows for the surgeon to make changes with the tissue. It has been known that this method causes some level of swelling. One disadvantage may be that the extra dissection during open rhinoplasty may result in weakening of the intrinsic support mechanisms of the nose. So there is possibility for the nose to change its shape and size during the healing phase. To overcome this issue, your surgeon will use specific grafts to support the structure.

You should consult with your medical professional before making your decision, but open rhinoplasty is usually best for patients who require a complex operation. Surgeons usually like to see the cartilage when performing the surgery, which allows the surgeons to better visualize the anatomy in an undistorted way that helps to make a better diagnosis of the anatomical problems that need correction. If the incision and suturing is done properly, the scar is almost invisible. There are a few advantages to this open rhinoplasty approach.

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Closed Rhinoplasty

With the closed rhinoplasty cosmetic procedure, the incision would be made on the inside of the nose. With the incision on the inside, it allows the scar to be on the inside, rather than being visible on the outside. Depending on the complexity of the nose surgery you need, it may be possible to use this method. The closed rhinoplasty method is usually reserved for those who require a simple procedure requiring a few adjustments. No matter how experienced a surgeon may be, it is very hard to carry out major nose work using the closed rhinoplasty method.
Closed rhinoplasty procedures are usually done on people who have an overall good nose structure. This method would be used to remove very minor detail on the nose, but not to reconstruct the nose. With this cosmetic procedure, patients would experience far less swelling, a quicker healing period and requires less time in the operating theatre.

Before you make your final decision, you should consult with your medical professional and surgeon to see which method is best for you. Both technique can yield equally good result if performed carefully, no one technique is superior to the other. An experienced rhinoplasty surgeon can use either technique. The choice of either open or closed rhinoplasty will be based on the most appropriate method that can help achieve the desired result. Most major nose work is done with the open rhinoplasty method, as it is the best possible method for the best result.

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