Types of rhinoplasty

What Are The Different Kinds of Rhinoplasty?

There are many different kinds of rhinoplasty surgery, choosing the procedure that is right for you helps ensure that you will achieve the exact outcome you desire.

Types of rhinoplasty

Open Approach Rhinoplasty

The open approach entails making an incision along the columella, the tissue that links the nasal tip to the nasal base, allowing the surgeon access to internal nasal structures. This option allows the surgeon the most freedom of choice in restructuring your nose. The incision is sutured and the scar usually vanishes completely over time.

Closed Approach (Endonasal Rhinoplasty)

With the closed approach there is no external incision, the procedure is performed entirely inside the nostril. This approach ensures that there will be no visible scars but does limit some of the options available to the surgeon. For this reason, the closed approach may not be recommended for patients seeking surgery that requires extensive reconstruction.

Revision Rhinoplasty

If your initial rhinoplasty does not produce your desired outcome, it’s pretty common for the patient to address their issues with further corrective work. If this is true for you, you may want to pursue revision rhinoplasty as an option.

Revision is a common procedure, but it is always difficult to predict exactly how a nose will heal from cosmetic reshaping, so many people choose to have multiple procedures until they get the exact result they are seeking.

Functional Rhinoplasty

Functional rhinoplasty is concerned with breathing problems that are not caused by a deviated septum. Repairing the problem may include broadening of nasal valves or restructuring other parts of the nostrils.