What is the difference between an open and closed rhinoplasty?
If the size of the nose needs to be reduced, Mr Tulley will rearrange or remove parts of the cartilage and bone. The skin doesn’t need to be altered as it automatically adjusts to the new shape. It can be done via an open or closed method. The closed method involves making incisions inside the nostrils. This leaves no visible scarring and also promotes faster healing. However, not all patients are suitable for closed rhinoplasty.
The open procedure involves making small incisions between the nostrils and therefore leaves a visible scar. If you’re increasing the size of the nose, the cartilage and bone is also reshaped, but additional bone or cartilage may be required to build it up. Artificial implants are also occasionally used, but the use of your own cartilage or bone provides better, safer results.
What downtime can I expect after a rhinoplasty?
After the procedure a nasal splint will need to be worn for around seven to ten days.
There will also be some swelling which should disappear after a few weeks. It’s worth noting that swelling around the tip could take a few months to go down and for the final full results to be evident.
Other facial reshaping procedures:
For advice on whether a rhinoplasty is the most appropriate procedure for you, book a consultation with Mr Tulley by calling 020 7183 1559 or use the contact form.