Different techniques used for rhinoplasty surgery
28 June 2013There are generally two techniques when it comes to nose surgery Dr Sheldon Kabaker from California has explained the difference. A rhinoplasty procedure can be called either open or closed, but many patients may be unsure as to which is the best for them. In order to determine the best method, the pros and cons of each must be taken into consideration as well as what is trying to be achieved through the surgery. Open rhinoplasty, also known as external rhinoplasty, is a technique for nasal reshaping that utilizes the placement of the incision along the columella, the strip of tissue at the base of the septum between the nostrils, said Dr Kabaker. He pointed out the greatest benefits of an open approach is the ability for the surgeon to be able to clearly see the underlying cartilage of the nose. This procedure is used most often when the intention is to alter the projection of the nose from the face. Closed rhinoplasty can be more difficult and requires the expertise of a physician with a great deal of surgical skill because of the limited visibility, said Dr Kabaker. During a procedure where a closed approach is utilized, the entire operation is performed through the narrow incisions within the nostrils. With a closed procedure, the healing process is often longer. Closed rhinoplasty can be more difficult and requires the expertise of a physician with a great deal of surgical skill because of the limited visibility.