Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty

When it comes to rhinoplasty, there are two different techniques. These techniques include open and closed rhinoplasty. When considering nose surgery, patients should be aware of the differences between these techniques. Below is an overview to explain the differences between open and closed rhinoplasty.

Open Rhinoplasty Technique
An open rhinoplasty is also referred to as external rhinoplasty. This nasal reshaping technique places the incision along the columella. Afterwards the skin is lifted off the tip of the nose to reveal the underlying structures allowing easier access. After the reshaping is complete, the skin is replaced, incisions are sutured closed, and bandages are placed on the nose. Continue reading