Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty

Often called a nose job, rhinoplasty is plastic surgery that alters the shape of the nose. This is a common and popular procedure among those who have some type of nasal deformity. The motivation for rhinoplasty may be to change the appearance of the nose, improve breathing or both. Designed to reshape your nose, it is also an easy way to correct, reduce and improve the symptoms of a deviated septum. Dr. Jhonny Salomon can help you choose between an open and closed rhinoplasty procedure and make you feel comfortable with your decision.

Open Rhinoplasty Basics

Before undergoing a rhinoplasty, you need to decide between an open and a closed procedure. For an open rhinoplasty Dr. Salomon will locate the columella, which is the medical term for the skin right on the bottom of your nose between your nostrils. He will then make an incision and peel away the skin to adjust the soft tissues inside. It is often a popular choice among doctors who want to see everything inside the nose and those who do not want to use endoscopic tools. Dr. Salomon does an open rhinoplasty in 95% of the cases, especially when there is a great deal of tip work or n a revision rhinoplasty.

Closed Rhinoplasty Basics

An alternative to the open rhinoplasty procedure is a closed rhinoplasty procedure to change the shape of the nose. Unlike the open procedure, this one does not require that the doctor make any incisions on the outside of the nose. It is a little bit harder to work on the tip with the closed rhinoplasty.

What are the Top Open Rhinoplasty Advantages?

As you compare the two procedures, keep in mind that both have their own advantages. The open procedure is a good choice for those who need a lot of tip work. There is less risk of a revision with open rhinoplasty because visibility is easier for the surgeon as the closed version can be more difficult. The open procedure also allows the doctor to make multiple changes during a single surgery if multiple procedures are required. The downside of this surgery is that you will have an incision on the outside of your nose, but this usually heals well and will not be noticeable to anyone.

What are the Closed Rhinoplasty Advantages?

You may decide to talk to the doctor about an endonasal rhinoplasty because you think it’s a better option for you. One benefit is that it allows the doctor to work inside your nose, which reduces the risk that you might develop scars.

Preparing for Your Nose Job Miami Appointment

You don’t need to decide on a type of rhinoplasty today because Dr. Salomon will help you make that decision in his office. When you call to make an appointment, we will set up an initial consultation first. You will also have the chance to ask about what you can do before your surgery and how long the recovery will take, which gives you an idea of how much time you can take off work and any other obligations you may have.