Rhinoplasty Technique: Open versus ClosedTuesday, November 15th, 2011, 10:28 pm
Many men and women undergo nose surgery for cosmetic enhancement. Nose Surgery, also known as Rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure which is performed to improve function and/or appearance of the nose. This procedure can help with aesthetic corrections by reducing or increasing the size, or modifying the shape of the nose. Las Vegas Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Alexander, specializes in the open and closed techniques of rhinoplasty to enhance the aesthetics of the nose for a more harmonious balance and proportion.
What is the difference between the open and closed techniques?
Open Rhinoplasty - Depending on the desired contouring of the nose, the open technique may be used to allow more precise surgery. It involves a series of incisions inside the nose, and an incision at the columella (the base of the nose) which separates the nostrils. This approach allows the surgeon to have the best visibility to reduce dorsal nasal humps and cartilage. With normal healing, the incision tends to be a pencil sized fine line and in a well hidden location.
Closed Rhinoplasty - This closed technique is not for all patients. All of the incisions used for the surgery are all located inside the nose and no external scars are used. The closed approach does not offer the surgeon as much freedom as an open rhinoplasty, however for the right candidate still allows for a number of possibilities.
It is important for all patients considering this procedure to speak with an experienced plastic surgeon to best address the cosmetic improvement. Find out what technique is best suited for you! Contact our Summerlin office to schedule your consultation appointment with Dr. Alexander.
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