What’s the Difference Between Open and Closed Nose Surgery?

If you’re looking to improve your appearance with nose surgery (rhinoplasty), then Detroit area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rifai will discuss whether an open or closed nose job is right for you.

During a closed rhinoplasty, Dr. Rifai will make only internal incisions on the inside of your nose. The advantages to a closed rhinoplasty include:

  • Shorter duration operation
  • Less swelling on the tip of your nose
  • No external scarring

With an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Rifai makes an additional incision on the column of tissue between your nostrils, called the columella. This scar generally heals well and is hardly noticeable. The advantages of an open nose job include:

  • More direct exposure of the nose structure for the surgeon
  • Allows for great precision in reshaping your nose
  • Better ability to reshape cartilage

Open rhinoplasty is generally reserved for more complex cases of facial cosmetic surgery, but Dr. Rifai will discuss which type of procedure is best to achieve your desired results.

If you are ready to see how a nose job can enhance your facial appearance, please call 248-723-9370 or contact Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery & today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Detroit area cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rifai.