What is Open Rhinoplasty?May 25, 2017
Open Rhinoplasty Surgery
Rhinoplasty, popularly known as a nose job, can normally be performed as a closed or open rhinoplasty surgery. Closed rhinoplasty technique is typically used when limited improvements in the nose shape are involved. However, for major nose reshaping, the surgeon may recommend open rhinoplasty technique.
During the initial consultation, the surgeon will discuss the pros and cons of both open and closed rhinoplasty, and recommend the most appropriate option according to the patient’s unique anatomical and cosmetic needs. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie provides both types of rhinoplasty to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood CA, and other cities and suburbs in this part of the state.
Incisions in Open Rhinoplasty
Incisions in case of open rhinoplasty are made in the columella, which is the vertical strip of skin separating the nostrils. Through the incisions, the surgeon will lift off the skin and soft tissue to gain access to the underlying structures of the nose. The nasal anatomy becomes more clearly visible with the open surgery technique.
A skilled surgeon will place the external incision as discreetly as possible and connect it with other incisions hidden inside the nose. Cartilage can be reshaped very precisely and surgical manipulation can be performed delicately through a small incision using advanced surgical tools.
Advocates of open nose surgery say that it allows the surgeon to have a better visualization of the nasal structures and creates a more direct route for surgical work because of the fully open nose. Therefore, dramatic improvements to the nose can be performed in a precise manner, resulting in enhanced overall facial balance and harmony.
Although some scar tissue outside the nose will be created in case of open rhinoplasty, but a skilled surgeon will be able to keep the scarring small and located at the base of the nose. In most cases, the subsequent scar will be barely visible once the complete healing has occurred.
Open rhinoplasty can be performed in a relatively less invasive way using advanced techniques. Dr. Motykie makes use of high powered surgical tools to create tiny alterations to the bone. Such sophisticated devices cause minimal disruption of the surrounding tissue, and often enable the surgeon to improve a deviated septum or repair a nasal injury without having to re-fracture the nose.
What can Open Rhinoplasty Do?
Open rhinoplasty technique can be applied to create significant modifications in the shape, size and overall nose appearance. Sometimes open rhinoplasty may have to be performed in conjunction with chin implants to correct facial balance. Patients typically want to achieve one or more of the following corrections through open rhinoplasty:
- Reshaping of the nostrils
- Narrowing of the nasal bridge
- Straightening of a crooked nose
- Refining the nasal tip
- Augmenting or reducing the nose size
- Altering the angle between the nose and the upper lips
- Correcting breathing obstructions in the nostrils
- Performing nose reconstruction
- Performing revision rhinoplasty to correct previous concerns
Accomplished and judicious cosmetic surgeon Dr. Motykie receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood CA, and nearby areas for open rhinoplasty.
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