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What is Closed Rhinoplasty Surgery?

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What is Closed Rhinoplasty Surgery?

Two major types of rhinoplasty surgeries are known as open and closed nose surgery. These are the two primary techniques to rectify the aesthetic and functional aspects of the What is Closed Rhinoplasty Surgery?nose.

The closed rhinoplasty method is less invasive which is why many surgeons choose this technique. Many patients seeking a nose job prefer this technique as it does not leave visible scars.

The closed rhinoplasty method involves access to the nose through incisions that are placed on the inside of the nose. This endonasal technique for rhinoplasty has been used for decades, while open rhinoplasty has become popular only in the last few years.

Honorable, sagacious, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides open and closed rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding locations in this part of the nation.

Closed Rhinoplasty Technique

The closed nose job technique involves enhancing aesthetic and functional aspects of the nose via internal incisions. This avoids the need to place an incision at the tip of the nose. The technique is ideal for patients requiring minor improvements or first-time nose surgery patients.

The modifications brought about by closed rhinoplasty are typically more subtle and natural looking. The outcomes do not involve scars, and the healing time is lesser with fewer potential complications compared to open nose surgery. The plastic surgeon should be highly skilled and trained to ensure precise results as the nasal structures lying beneath are not visible from outside.


The ideal candidate for closed rhinoplasty typically has no major deformities, and has a symmetrical tip, a midline bridge, and no severe trauma to the nose in the past. Patients seek closed nose surgery for limited cosmetic improvements as well as for the removal of anatomical obstructions to the airway.

Advantages of the Closed Technique  

Closed rhinoplasty (also known as the endonasal technique) has many supporters within the plastic surgeon community. Many patients seek this method for the low risk of complications and no visible scarring. The advocates of closed nose surgery offer the following advantages:

  • Significant surgical dissection is avoided
  • Decreased risk of loss of support for the nasal tip
  • Reduced chances of edema after the procedure
  • Minimal risk of visible or unfavorable scarring
  • Possibility to perform more enhancements in the future
  • A faster and more reliable way to achieve nose modifications
  • Possibility to correct anomalies in a targeted manner rather than opening up the nose
  • Particularly safe for older patients
  • Quicker restoration of normal facial appearance
  • Faster and more comfortable healing process

Patients should understand that for more significant alterations to the nose, they may need an open rhinoplasty. Nose augmentation, nose reconstruction and ethnic rhinoplasty may require an open surgical technique.

Having realistic expectations from the closed rhinoplasty is essential. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon should explain the differences between open and closed rhinoplasty so that the patient can make a well-considered decision.

Successful, astute, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, CA, and other cities and neighborhoods in this region of the southwest for closed rhinoplasty.

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