Open rhinoplasty affords the surgeon the greatest access to the internal nasal structures, and is used in cases where the changes needed are moderate to significant. With this approach, the surgeon creates a small, inconspicuous incision at the base of the nose across the columella (the thin strip separating the nostrils).
During closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made within the nostrils, where they are hidden from view entirely. There is no outward scarring whatsoever. This approach is useful for those who require more minor improvements to the shape and size of the nose. The recovery time tends to be slightly shorter than for the open technique.
Our team will examine your nose during your consultation and determine the approach that will deliver the best results in your individual case.
Rest assured whether the open or closed technique is chosen, we do everything possible to ensure scarring is virtually imperceptible.