Open Vs Closed Rhinoplasty: Which is Best?

If you are contemplating having a nose job, there are two main techniques; open or closed rhinoplasty, and in this article, we will take a close look at both methods with the aim of helping you to make the right choice.

Open Rhinoplasty

Also known as external rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty involves entering the nose by making a small incision in the columella, which is the soft tissue that separates the nostrils, and as open nose surgery prices (called เสริมจมูกแบบโอเพ่นราคา in Thai) are very affordable, most people prefer this option. The procedure is normally carried out while the patient is under general anaesthetic and it offers the surgeon easy access to the underlying bone and cartilage, while the minute scars are almost invisible and fade over time. If the procedure is complex, the surgeon would always recommend the open rhinoplasty, as this allows him to be more accurate with his manipulation. The procedure normally takes about one hour and the patient would be under general anaesthetic and the first few hours after regaining consciousness, you might feel nauseous, due to the remaining anaesthetic that is still in your system.

Closed Rhinoplasty

The closed form of rhinoplasty is also known as endonasal rhinoplasty and it differs from open rhinoplasty in that all of the incisions are made inside the nostrils as opposed to on the columella. The main advantage with closed rhinoplasty is there are no scars as the incisions are made inside both of the nostrils, and the surgeon would discuss the pros and cons of both methods with you and help you to make the right choice.

Common Nasal Issues

There could be many reasons why a person would want to have rhinoplasty; it might be that the person is unhappy with the raised bone on the bridge, or possibly that they have a minimal bridge that they would like increased. Another reason would be a crooked shaped nose, which could be natural or as the result of an injury, or a hooked nose, which is a very common issue. A person might find it extremely difficult to breathe through their nose due to very narrow nasal passages and rhinoplasty can enlarge the nasal passages, making it easier to breathe.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon

Once you have decided that you would like to enhance your nose in some way, the next step would be to talk to an established plastic surgeon who specialises in rhinoplasty. It is important to check the credentials of the surgeon, who should be registered with the Medical Council and approved to carry out rhinoplasty treatment.

Which is Best?

The closed rhinoplasty involves less swelling and therefore a quicker recovery time, while the open nose method does allow the surgeon to be more accurate and in some complex cases, the surgeon would recommend open rhinoplasty for that very reason.

It is the surgeon who would recommend the best method and that would involve taking into account the desired results, and his professional opinion is the best guide as to which method will work best for you.

Post Author: Ryan Luka