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Open Rhinoplasty vs. Closed Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is an operation applied both visually and in terms of health. In general, aesthetic nose surgeries are performed because the shape of the nose is not liked visually. Apart from this, nasal aesthetic surgeries are also performed to correct the deformity that develops due to trauma. Rhinoplasty can be performed due to complaints such as the arched nose, long nose tip, size of the nostrils, or asymmetry.

Technically, surgeons divide rhinoplasty into two different techniques that open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. The open rhinoplasty is performed by opening the nostrils with a small incision from the bottom. Opening this part provides the surgeon with a wider viewing angle. On the other hand, in closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are inside the nostrils. Although the surgical angle of view is less in the operations performed with the closed technique, there is no possibility of a suture scar seen from the outside.

Differences Between Open and Closed Rhinoplasty

It is important to know the differences between open and closed rhinoplasty before undergoing rhinoplasty surgery.

The main difference between open and closed rhinoplasty is incision techniques. In open rhinoplasty surgery, the symmetry of all cartilage tissue and bones can be reached more clearly by cutting the nose in an inverted V shape. On the other hand, closed rhinoplasty surgery is a method applied through the nostrils. In this method, no incision is made and therefore no stitch marks are found. The closed rhinoplasty technique, which has a shorter healing process than the open rhinoplasty method, causes little damage to the skin and soft tissue. It can be preferred for all kinds of problems such as nasal belt, nose tip lifting, nose wings.

In summary, there are two types of rhinoplasty in terms of incision technique. In the open nose surgery technique, surgeons can access cartilages and tissues by opening an inverted V-shaped hole between the nostrils. On the other hand, surgeons aim to access cartilage and tissues through the nostrils in closed nose surgery. Since there is no incision in this method, the healing process is shorter. If you want to learn more about nose surgeries, you can read our blog or contact us by filling out the form.

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