Rhinoplasty (nose surgery) is performed to reduce nasal imperfections that disrupt aesthetic balance. While the surgery can greatly enhance the patient’s appearance, it may also serve to improve breathing.
How is rhinoplasty performed?
Open rhinoplasty – With the open approach, a tiny incision is created across the columella (the strip of tissue stretching between the nostrils.) This allows the surgeon to lift the skin and access the underlying nasal structures, providing greater visibility, precision, and control during the procedure.
Closed rhinoplasty – Closed rhinoplasty is a surgical technique used to reshape the nose without making any external incisions. Instead, the surgeon makes all incisions inside the nostrils, which provides limited visibility and access to the nasal structures. This technique is often used for minor adjustments or modifications and can result in less swelling and faster recovery times compared to open rhinoplasty.