A rhinoplasty is a safe and trusted procedure for creating a more attractive, proportionate nose, balancing the face and alleviating breathing problems. Whether you have been bullied for the look of your nose, or simply feel uncomfortable with your nose’s size or shape, this procedure could be just what you need. If you are considering this surgery, then you may have come across the terms open and closed rhinoplasty. These different approaches to the procedure are effective for different patients. Here is what you need to know:
Open Rhinoplasty Creates an External Incision
When a surgeon performs an open rhinoplasty, he or she will create an incision in the tissue between the nostrils. This allows the surgeon to lift the skin off of the cartilage for easy access for cartilage reshaping. One of the main benefits of this approach is that the surgeon has increased accuracy for the reshaping process. Although this technique will leave a minor scar, the scar is minimal and, in many cases, will fade over time.
Closed Rhinoplasty Leaves No External Scars
When performing a closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon creates all incisions within the nostrils. This means that the patient will not experience any visible scarring, and the approach could help decrease swelling during the recovery process. With the proper training, your surgeon should be able to deliver the same level of accuracy with a closed rhinoplasty as with an open one, so that you can achieve the results you desire.
Is One Better?
Ultimately, neither technique is automatically better or worse for the patient. In truth, the procedure used will vary depending on the patient’s individual needs. As a result, the best way to determine which type of rhinoplasty you need is to schedule a consultation. During your appointment, you will meet with Dr. Leverett, who will perform a thorough evaluation to help determine the plan of action that will provide the results you are seeking.
At Body By Leverett, we have helped countless patients in and around Phoenix, Arizona, finally achieve the beautiful, proportionate nose they desire. There is no better time than the present to create a more balanced and proportionate face. So if you have been considering this procedure and are ready to learn more, we are here to help. Simply contact our office today to get started.