Closed Rhinoplasty or endonasal surgery can simply be described as a less invasive reconstructive nose operation aimed at changing the nose’s appearance or improving its nasal functions. Don’t be tricked by the simplicity of the definition; performing it is not as easy as defining it; it requires an expert surgeon. It’s a delicate surgery for the surgeon but easy for the patient. The nose is the most prominent feature on the face; it makes rhinoplasty — closed or open — to be one of the most complex operations there is.
New technological advancement has made rhinoplasty — closed or open — more simple, safe and comfortable for patients. Nowadays, rhinoplasty surgeries in Turkey are undertaken using advanced technological equipment such as the ultrasonic piezo, and the rhinoplasty costs are surprisingly reasonable low as compared to other European countries. This explains why the country has witnessed an influx in the number of foreign medical visitors in recent years.
That said, every closed Rhinoplasty surgery is unique, although the steps of performing it are the same, it is tailored according to each patients’ desires. Before undergoing the procedure, it’s wise to understand the different types and techniques used in the Rhinoplasty surgery. Well since you already here, let’s discuss the benefits of a closed rhinoplasty, the difference between closed Rhinoplasty vs. Open Rhinoplasty and when you should expect to see the desired result of the surgery. Shall we?
What are the benefits of a closed Rhinoplasty?
Due to its less invasive nature, the closed rhinoplasty surgery is associated with several distinct advantages as compared to the open procedure. Since there is no major structural change done on the nose, this is an indication that the surgery requires less time. After the surgery, the recovery period tends to be also shorter or rather swift.
During the surgery, incisions are made in a hidden area, which in this case, is the inside of the nose. Its common knowledge in the medical community that where an incision is made, scarring follows. This then takes us to the next advantage of the closed rhinoplasty, which is no visible scarring. Simply put, no external incisions, no external scars.
Since incisions are made internally, the skin is not disrupted in any way; it remains intact. Closed rhinoplasty does not disturb the skin’s natural drainage channels as the incisions are not made on the columella; this also lessens the risks of either bruising or swelling.
Closed Rhinoplasty vs. Open Rhinoplasty
Closed or Open Rhinoplasty? This is probably one of the most common questions asked by people who are considering undergoing Rhinoplasty surgery. Understandably, they need the outcome to be the desired results, and at the same time, they might be concerned about scarring or the longevity of the recovery process. Both rhinoplasty techniques — closed and open — can be used to attain either aesthetic or medical goals. The practical difference between the two methods is generally small, and it can be explained by assessing how the two approaches are performed.
Closed Rhinoplasty — After administering intravenous sedation or general anesthesia, small incisions are made in a hidden area, thus within the nostrils. Usually, the incisions are made in both the left and the right nostrils, and through the natural openings on the nostrils, the skin covering the cartilage, or the nasal bone is gently raised. The nose is then reshaped in accordance with the patient’s expected results. Before closing the incisions, the surgeon is most likely to add or remove some tissues.
Open Rhinoplasty — Like the closed rhinoplasty, the open rhinoplasty surgery begins by administering twilight sedation or general anesthesia to the patient, unlike closed rhinoplasty, this procedure is performed by making small incisions externally on the columella. Also known as external rhinoplasty, this approach gives the surgeon easy access to the nasal bone and the cartilage. Through incisions made, the framework of the nose is then reshaped. This technique is most appropriate as a revision surgery since the nose’s original structure would have been already disrupted. With incisions made externally, the scars will be much more visible.
When should I expect the closed Rhinoplasty results?
As it’s often said, Patience is a virtue; closed rhinoplasty results are not immediate. One can’t expect to see the results of the surgery as soon as they walk out of the operation. The desired result will most likely to manifest in 3 to 4 months after the operation. The patient is recommended to follow the surgeon’s instructions as they also determine the success of the surgery.
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