Open Rhinoplasty Procedure StepsNovember 10, 2017
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job, can be performed using closed or open surgical techniques. The nose surgeon will recommend open rhinoplasty typically in cases where significant tissue modification is involved or functional corrections and reconstructive nose surgery are needed.
At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss the steps involved in open rhinoplasty procedure. Some surgeons may also show pictures or a video of the open rhinoplasty procedure to provide a better idea to the patient about how the surgery will be performed.
Patients with clear information about procedure steps will often have more confidence about the nose surgery and will make better decisions. Perspicacious, awesome, and board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides open rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, CA, and other communities and neighborhoods in this area of the country.
A detailed consultation process will be the first key step in an open rhinoplasty procedure. The patient should be prepared to engage closely with the surgeon during the consultation process because this will create the foundation for a safe and successful surgery. The patient should feel free to ask questions and clear any concerns or doubts at this stage.
The surgeon will determine the patient’s candidacy for an open rhinoplasty, and discuss their incision preferences. They will assess the patient’s facial and nasal anatomy, skin type and amount of bone and cartilage available to make the desired alterations to the nose. The surgeon will also explain the benefits and limitations of open rhinoplasty technique, and help the patient make an informed choice.
Individualized Nose Surgery Plan
The surgeon will create an individualized open nose surgery plan after taking into account the patient’s unique nasal anatomy and their personal cosmetic goals. The patient’s medical condition and previous nose surgeries, if any, will also be considered.
The surgeon will aim to make the open rhinoplasty procedure less invasive so that the patient goes through reduced risk, discomfort and downtime. They will also discuss with the patient about the type of anesthesia to be used and the choice of surgical room.
Open rhinoplasty is usually performed using general anesthesia, but sometimes local anesthesia with light sedation may be used. The patient will not feel any sensation during the surgery, and will have no recollection of it once they wake up.
To perform open rhinoplasty, the surgeon will create an external incision discreetly along the columella, and few small incisions within the nostrils. They will add, remove or modify nasal tissue, cartilage and bone through these incisions.
Additional steps such as cartilage grafting or silicone implants may be performed if the patient requires nose augmentation or repair of tissue. Open rhinoplasty will cause a minor external scar in the thin strip that divides the nostrils from below.
Once the procedure is over, the surgeon will carefully close the incisions with removable or dissolvable sutures. Nasal packing and a splint may be placed for a few days. Reliable and adroit cosmetic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for open rhinoplasty.
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