Open vs Closed Rhinoplasty: Which Technique Produces Optimal Results?

Posted January 30, 2019 in Plastic Surgery

When considering a rhinoplasty, it is important to understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. This includes your surgeon’s preferred method and techniques for the procedure.

When it comes to rhinoplasty surgery there are different techniques that can be used to achieve the desired changes. The two most popular techniques used today include the open rhinoplasty and the closed rhinoplasty. Read on to learn more about open vs closed rhinoplasty techniques, as well as which one is considered the best option for natural-looking results.

Different Rhinoplasty Techniques

During the open rhinoplasty, an incision will be made across the columella, or the strip of tissue between the nostrils. Cartilage and bones inside of the nose will then be recontoured to best fit your facial anatomy and your cosmetic goals. Very fine sutures will be used to close the incision. The incision is usually very minimal and is very well hidden on the columella.

During a closed rhinoplasty, all surgery is done through incisions made on the inside of the nostrils. While this results in no external scars, it can be more difficult for the surgeon to shape the internal structures of the nose.

Which Technique is Best?

As an expert in facial plastic surgery, Dr. Gilpin prefers the open rhinoplasty method. During his training, he was mentored by one of the pioneers of this technique and has a vast amount of experience with it. This technique allows the surgeon to best see the inner structures of the nose, which is important when dealing with the small, delicate nasal structures. Additionally, Dr. Gilpin’s refined techniques and expertise result in minimal discomfort during nose surgery recovery.

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At Gilpin Facial Plastics & Aesthetics, the surgical staff will help aide you in developing a treatment plan that can meet your needs and support your surgical results. If you’re in the Nashville area and are interested in learning more about the rhinoplasty procedure and what it can do for you, fill out our online form to schedule your consultation.

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