Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to reshape the nose. It can make the nose larger or smaller, change the angle of the nose in relation to the upper lip, alter the tip of the nose, or correct bumps, indentations, or other defects in the nose.
During rhinoplasty, incisions is made to access the bones and cartilage that support the nose. The incisions are usually made inside the nose so that they are invisible after the surgery. This technique is known as closed rhinoplasty. Depending on the desired result, some bone and cartilage may be removed, tissue or implant may be added (either from another part of the body or using a synthetic filler). After rearranging and reshaping the bone and cartilage, the skin and tissue is redraped over the structure of the nose. A splint is placed outside the nose to support the new shape of the nose as it heals.
What are the differences between a Closed Rhinoplasty and Open Rhinoplasty?
Open rhinoplasty is good for a second or third revision whereby extensive scar tissue and cartilage grafting techniques are necessary, and external exposure is needed. A simple primary reduction rhinoplasty is best done closed. Our plastic surgeon will assess the structure of your nose and profile of your face before he can decide if a closed or open rhinoplasty is suitable for you. Most patients undergone closed rhinoplasty with us.