Two Basic Rhinoplasty Procedures

by | Jan 18, 2019 | Surgeons & Clinics

Rhinoplasty in Dallas is a surgical procedure used to correct or reshape the nose.

There are two basic procedures for rhinoplasty: open and closed. The surgeon will decide which type of procedure is best for your specific surgery.

Open Rhinoplasty

Open rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure in which the incision is made on the outside of the nose. The incision is typically made between the nostrils. This allows the nose skin to be lifted to allow the surgeon access to the nose. Most of the time the small incision is not noticeable.

Open rhinoplasty allows the surgeon to directly view the nose cartilage and other areas of the nose easily. Surgeons can make certain changes more easily and with more control with open rhinoplasty. There are some changes that require open rhinoplasty and can only be performed using the open procedure.

More complex nose procedures such as deviated structures and cleft-lip require the surgeon to use open rhinoplasty.

Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty, also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure in which the incision is made on the inside of the nose in the nasal structure. The entire surgery is performed through the opening of the nostrils. With this incision, there is no external scarring. This type of procedure requires more dexterity on the part of the surgeon, and there are some technical limitations caused by the limited access.

Closed rhinoplasty is generally for smaller changes which can be performed without direct access to the nasal structure.

Closed rhinoplasty generally requires less time in surgery, less swelling, and faster healing time.

Each type of procedure has their own benefits depending on the type of surgery, the health of the patient, and the skill level of the surgeon.
Your surgeon will decide which type of rhinoplasty procedure to use. This can be dependent on the type of treatment needed and the surgeon’s experience.

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