Open or Closed Rhinoplasty. Which One is Better?
Advantages and Disadvantages of a Closed Rhinoplasty.
What Is an Open Rhinoplasty?
During open rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes a third small incision approx. 4-5 mm wide, along the soft skin between the nostrils (columellar incision).
This incision connects with the right and left nostril incisions mentioned above. This allows for the skin of the nose to be lifted, much like a car hood, exposing the lower nasal structures.
The open rhinoplasty procedure is indicated for more intricate surgeries since it allows to do modifications of the septum, remove humps from the dorsum, and work the tip of the nose and nostrils. Also, this approach is essential in case of revision rhinoplasty or reconstructive surgery!
Advantages and Disadvantages of an Open Rhinoplasty.
The Place Where the Science Meets the Art!
Doing a nose job is not as easy as it sounds. It involves a careful evaluation by the surgeon and unparalleled surgical skills.
Also, the plastic surgeon needs to have a good sense of the aesthetic, considering the patient’s wishes, plus good decision-making. They have to combine knowledge with the art in sculpting the cartilage and bone to the desired form.
It is a cosmetic procedure, for sure. Still, it is also essential to maintain or reestablish the structures of the nose. So, it is art and beauty, but it is also science and functionality!
So, Which One Is Better?
Many surgeons believe that the benefits in precision and accuracy given by the open approach far outweigh the possible scarring and swelling features of the closed one.
However, when choosing the method, the surgeon’s experience, the nasal structure, and the patient’s wishes play a major role.
Every nose job is different, and both methods are equally effective! Ultimately, the surgeon will explain the procedure and discuss the advantages and downsides in greater detail, depending on your particular case.
First, choose your surgeon, then focus on the technique!
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