Rhinoplasty , or nose job surgery, is a plastic surgery procedure used to change the shape of the nose.There are two main rhinoplasty techniques – open and closed. Both of these techniques are widely used by qualified plastic surgeons. In addition, both rhinoplasty techniques certain advantages and disadvantages, that have always been a reason of discussion for many cosmetic surgeons.
During the closed rhinoplasty procedure, a surgeon makes several incisions inside the nostrils, without getting outside the nose. Using the open rhinoplasty technique, a surgeon makes an additional incision on the columella (an area outside the nose between the nostrils) and certain incisions inside the nose, just like during the closed technique. Then, a plastic surgeon lifts the nasal skin carefully back in order to be able to work on the cartilage and other tissues inside the nose. Open rhinoplasty is used mainly in more complicated cases.
Open and closed rhinoplasty advantages
The main advantage of the closed rhinoplasty technique is no visible scarring after surgery. Since incisions are made inside the nose, they are totally invisible after nose job.
As an additional incision on the columella is made during the open nose surgery procedure, it leaves with a noticeable scar. This scarring is not very visible, and decreases with time but still, open rhinoplasty is not totally without scars
The main advantage of the open rhinoplasty technique is that it offers a surgeon to see the inner cartilage network properly and work on the inner structures more precisely and freely. Therefore open nose job surgery is chosen in more complicated cases, when more work needs to done by a doctor in order to achieve a desired result. This is especially favored by surgeons, who need to perform ethnic rhinoplasty surgery.
Since closed nose job surgery is used in order to improve minor defects of the nose, it lasts shorter than the open technique. Usually, closed rhinoplasty may take from one to two hours, whereas open rhinoplasty may last up to four hours.
Many surgeons prefer closed nose job surgery because it allows a shorter recovery period afterwards. Also, swelling and bruising is smaller and lasts shorter when the closed rhinoplasty technique is used.
Open and closed rhinoplasty disadvantages
The only disadvantage of the closed rhinoplasty technique is that it has limited use, and it cannot be applied to everyone. The best candidates for this procedure are those in need for minor modifications in the appearance of the nose. During closed nose surgery a small hump can be corrected but all other characteristics of the nose should be close to perfect. A patient should have a symmetrical shape of the tip of the nose. In addition his/her nose should be not too long and not crooked. The patient should not require a complicated surgical procedure for improvement of other nose features.
The open rhinoplasty technique has a few more disadvantages as compared to the closed one. It may leave the patient with the scar on the columella. There is also a greater risk for necrosis of the operated columella. In addition, the patient may experience extensive swelling, bruising, and numbness of the treated area.
If you want to have nose job surgery in order to improve your facial appearance or solve breathing problems, you should consult a qualified plastic surgeon. After discussing your problem and desired results of this cosmetic procedure , your doctor and you can decide which technique is most suitable in your case. Even though both techniques have certain advantages and disadvantages, they are both used widely in specific cases. Of course, a closed rhinoplasty technique requires a lot more skills but every qualified plastic surgeon can perform it. You only need to find one, who has the greatest experience in nose jobs.
sudhish.h 2007-08-24 20:19:53
Hi, i am in bangalore and i want to get done my nose surgery , will u please suggest the best hospital or details about it . Any side effect after some times........ Mail ID:
kuhoo84 2007-12-04 17:35:52
hello i wanna know about best surgeon n hospital in mumbai for gettin my nose job done. how much charge is incurred for rhinoplasty
kuhoo84 2007-12-04 17:37:36
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appi 2007-12-26 07:44:19
Hi, I wanna know about best surgeon n hospital in Bangalore for getting my nose job done. what r the expenses incurred for rhinoplasty. plz keep me posted abt this as early as possible.
rekha.singh 2008-09-02 13:42:04
I just got a rhinoplasty done recently in Wockhardt Hospitals, Bangalore. I am really really really really happppyyyyyyyy!!! This Dr. who sits there is a genius and really sweet!!! I recommend him to anyone who wants to get a rhinoplasty done!!!
singh 2008-09-05 07:45:07
Hi, I wanted to know something about Dr. Ajaya Kashyap has anybody heard of this dokter in Delhi. Is he any good for a rhinoplasty operation(nose job). He works with the Fortis Womens Hospital in Greater Kalaish in Delhi. I went on a consult with him for a revision but I still have my questions concernting his expertise on the field of revision rhinoplasty. So perhaps anybody has had experience with this dokter on any field or heard of him. please let me know:
seenu 2008-11-02 10:23:34
Hi i am 26 year old i want to know the best experienced rhinoplasty surgeon(nose surgery) in hyderabad kindly suggest a good doctor with good exp. mail ID :
plasticsurgeon 2009-05-04 00:05:26
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priyanshni 2009-09-01 12:21:32
Hi, I am priya from Delhi. Can you tell me the list of good surgeons/hospitals to be consulted for Rhinoplasty. And how much cost is incurred on it? Also, can someone please share his/her experience on Rhinoplasty? Is there any side effect of the same? Thanx in advance.
priyanshni 2009-09-01 13:36:32
Hi, I am priya from Delhi. Can you tell me the list of good surgeons/hospitals to be consulted for Rhinoplasty. And how much cost is incurred on it? Also, can someone please share his/her experience on Rhinoplasty? Is there any side effect of the same? My Email ID :
Thanx in advance.
prasan 2009-09-30 15:07:11
Hi i am 28 year old i want to know the best experienced rhinoplasty surgeon(nose surgery) in hyderabad kindly suggest a good doctor with good exp and cost. mail ID :
nikmmy 2009-12-09 15:58:13
hey..could anyone tell me about rhinoplasty in pune??and the cost too,,also i would like to know about side effects..thanks
nikmmy 2009-12-09 15:58:53
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sandeepteerth 2010-07-23 22:00:44
hi re4kha.singh can you please tell me the doctor's name in vochardt hospital for rhinoplasty and please share your experience you can mail to
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