Open Rhinoplasty Surgery CandidatesAugust 21, 2017
Rhinoplasty, popularly known as a nose job, can be performed using the open or closed surgical technique. Open rhinoplasty will be performed using an external incision in the columella, and will leave a minor scar located discreetly. But the advantage is that substantial aesthetic and functional corrections can be performed using the open technique.
At the time of initial consultation, the surgeon will carefully determine whether the patient is a suitable candidate for open rhinoplasty.
They will help the patient develop realistic expectations, and encourage them to have a positive mindset and clear cosmetic goals. Board certified and wonderful plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides open rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood CA, and surrounding communities in this part of The Golden State.
An individual requiring significant modification of the aesthetic appearance and functional properties of the nose and involving surgical manipulation of the skin, cartilage, bone and lining may be a good candidate for open nose surgery. The candidate should be prepared to accept that open rhinoplasty will require a small incision in the columella, which is the thin strip dividing the nostrils, and will leave a minor scar.
Patients requiring correction of one or more of the following problems will typically make appropriate candidates for open rhinoplasty:
- Extrinsic and intrinsic nasal pathology
- Considerable problems with nasal aesthetic appearance
- Abnormalities arising from previous nose surgery
- Obstruction in the nasal airway
- Nasal birth defects
- Nasal reconstruction following an injury or trauma
Conditions that may make open rhinoplasty a necessary requirement for a candidate may include cleft lip or palate nasal deformity, ethnic or genetic peculiarities, nasal fractures, septal hematoma, burns or bites, infection, malignancy, inflammatory conditions, and autoimmune or connective tissue diseases.
Typical indications for open rhinoplasty include nasal tip modification, thick nasal skin, internal nasal valve dysfunction, repair of septal perforations, deviated septum or dorsum, major nose reconstruction, or nose augmentation or reduction.
Who is Not a Candidate?
Patients who refuse to accept an external scar, however discreet, will not be ideal candidates for open rhinoplasty. Some patients may have very thick nasal skin, which can result in permanent post-op edema. They may also have to avoid open rhinoplasty. Patients with underlying health conditions that preclude major surgery and individuals with a history of intra-nasal substance abuse will not make good candidates.
The surgeon will perform a cursory head to toe physical examination to look for any potential concerns. They will review the candidate’s previous medical records, and may also arrange a pre-op consultation with an anesthesiologist in a few cases. A specific nasal and facial evaluation will be performed, which will include an analysis of the skin type, symmetry, surgical scars, and balance of facial aesthetic aspects.
An external exam of the superior, middle and inferior thirds of the nose will be performed. The surgeon will particularly note the structure, external nasal angles, and bony and soft tissue characteristics of the nose. Experienced and tremendous plastic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood CA, and nearby areas for open rhinoplasty.
To see more services and treatments provided by Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Motykie in Beverly Hills | Los Angeles and his team please visit: