Closed and Open Rhinoplasty Techniques
Every effort is made to conceal scars in both a “closed” and an “open” rhinoplasty technique. The right approach for your specific needs will be determined during your consultation.
An open rhinoplasty technique allows precise manipulation of the cartilages of the nasal tip, but requires a tiny incision at the base of the nose that is usually quite imperceptible. The nasal tip cartilages are visible to your surgeon because the nasal skin is raised off the framework for proper manipulation. The bridge of the nose can also be exposed, lowered and smoothed in an open rhinoplasty technique. At the same time, the nasal valves can be opened and functional concerns addressed at the same time.
A closed rhinoplasty technique is done through incisions inside the nose. This is a good approach for work on the nasal bridge with minimal or no work on the nasal tip. This approach allows for faster healing and less swelling in the nasal tip. This procedure can also be combined with functional work to help improve breathing.