Open Versus Closed Rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is surgery to reshape the nose by altering its size, angle, curves, or proportions. The procedure can address the nostrils and nasal tip, also. The surgery can take 1-3 hours and is usually performed on an out-patient basis with either general or local anesthesia with sedation. The surgery can be performed one of two ways: open or closed.
In a closed procedure, incisions are hidden within the nose. This makes it a little more difficult for the surgeon to visualize the internal structure of the nose. When alterations are limited to the bridge or minor tip issues, a closed approach may be more appropriate than the open approach.
In an open rhinoplasty, an additional incision is made across the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils to allow the surgeon better visualization. When the incision is closed properly, it is practically undetectable once it heals. An open procedure is the preferred method for patients who have had previous rhinoplasty.
To learn more about rhinoplasty Dallas and whether or not you’re a good candidate for rhinoplasty, please contact Dr. Vasdev Rai at the Cosmetic Surgical Center in Dallas, Texas today to schedule your initial consultation.