Open and Closed Rhinoplasty in Sacramento – What is the Difference?

Do you want something new for your nose, or do you need to restore function to your nasal passages? If so, rhinoplasty surgery might just be right for you. Rhinoplasty surgery, more commonly known as a nose job, is the way that plastic surgeons expose the skeletal framework under the nasal skin for your new nose. There are different forms of rhinoplasty, including closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty. The experts at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento can walk you through your options and, through open or closed rhinoplasty or some other technique, get you the nose that you’ve always wanted.

How Can Rhinoplasty Help?

Rhinoplasty can address many different issues regarding your nose. The procedure can fix aesthetic imperfections and can even address medical problems. Rhinoplasty can make a nose smaller, narrower, larger, or wider. Often, the goal of the surgeon is to make your nose appear to be the right shape and size, proportional to the rest of your face. The surgery can also change the shape or angle of the tip of your nose, potentially take away a bump, repair a crooked nose or address a wide range of other cosmetic issues. If you have such issues as a deviated septum, or other blockages that may affect your breathing, sense of smell, or drainage, rhinoplasty is a great option.

What is Closed Rhinoplasty?

Closed rhinoplasty, or endonasal rhinoplasty, is when the surgeon works inside your nose to perform the surgery. This usually means that there are no visible scars. With closed rhinoplasty, the recovery time is generally shorter because it’s a less invasive and shorter form of surgery. Closed rhinoplasty might not be the right path for you if you want the tip of your nose extensively reshaped.

What is Open Rhinoplasty?

Open rhinoplasty, or external rhinoplasty, is when the surgeon folds back the nasal skin so that he can fully see the nasal structure and work on it without impediments. Since it is easier for the surgeon to see and work on the nasal area, he can work more extensively, in detail, and with no nasal cartilage distortion.

Our surgeon at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento will be able to decide which procedure is right for you based on your desired goals. Contact us today to book a consultation!

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