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The Benefits of Having a Closed Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” is still among the most requested surgical procedures. Some people consider this procedure to help the function of their nose, including correcting breathing difficulties or if they snore. There are also aesthetically motivated reasons someone might want a rhinoplasty. It can fix a nose bump, slim a bulbous tip, and narrow the nostril width for a nose that better complements their other features.

When performing a rhinoplasty surgery at Imagos Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jose Perez-Gurri performs this procedure using a closed approach because of the significant benefits this method offers in the way of results and recovery. Read on to learn more about the benefits of closed rhinoplasty.

Closed Vs. Open Rhinoplasty: What’s the Difference?

Closed Rhinoplasty

A closed rhinoplasty, also referred to as endonasal, meaning inside the nose, is a rhinoplasty procedure that is performed inside the patient’s nose. It refers to the operative technique whereby the entire process, including functional components for breathing, is achieved through incisions hidden inside the nose.

Open Rhinoplasty

An open rhinoplasty approach involves incisions that allow the surgeon to gain exposure to the structures under the skin that will be altered. It’s known as an “open” approach because an external incision is involved. The incision is closed with several layers of stitches that are typically removed after a week. While the incision is visible for some time, after a few months, that scar pigmentation will lighten and become less noticeable.

What Are the Benefits of a Closed Rhinoplasty?

Short Surgery Time

A closed rhinoplasty requires less time to operate because of the internal incisions, which means less time under anesthesia. For some patients, that is essential when choosing between an open or closed approach. Also, because fewer incisions are needed, the time to complete the surgery is up to 30 minutes shorter than an open approach.

Better Circulation to the Nasal Tip Skin

Because there is no need to make an incision across the columella, the circulation of the skin is not disrupted. This results in less swelling, faster recovery, and less chance of infection since the natural drainage channels of the skin are left untouched during surgery.

Less Scarring

Due to incisions inside the nose, there’s no visible scarring for more seamless and natural-looking results. Also, due to the minimal incision needed to complete this procedure, recovery time is much quicker, which means you’ll enjoy your results much sooner.

Schedule Your Closed Rhinoplasty at Imagos Plastic Surgery

Closed rhinoplasty can only be performed by a skilled, knowledgeable plastic surgeon trained extensively in this method. Dr. Perez-Gurri is a leader in the art of closed rhinoplasty and performs this method exclusively because of its benefits.

To find out if you’re a good candidate for closed rhinoplasty, call our office at (305) 692-0163 or contact us through our website today.