What is the difference between closed and open rhinoplasty?
A rhinoplasty procedure is unique in the sense that it almost entirely depends on the individual characteristics of a person’s physical features, as well as their personal desires.
An ‘open rhinoplasty’ procedures involves and incision along the columella (the soft tissue between the nostrils). This allows a surgeon direct ‘open’ access to cartilage and easier manipulation of the nasal shape. It can also give a surgeon more control and better precision.
A ‘closed rhinoplasty’ surgery involves incision that are made inside the nostril. This surgery method can considerably reduce the operative time, results in less swelling and reduced post-op healing time. Scarring along the columella is also avoided, and any scars that occur as a result of the incisions are not visible.
Is there such a thing as non-surgical rhinoplasty?
The shape of the nose can be slightly altered without the need to go under the knife. Some surgeons may be able to perform a relatively quick and non-invasive alternative with less risk than a traditional rhinoplasty procedure.
This can be achieved through a series of dermal filler injections that are virtually painless, have no recovery time and do not require anaesthetic. This may be an option for very slight aesthetic adjustments that will fulfil a person’s desires, as well as match facial features, creating a more symmetrical facial profile.