Is closed revision rhinoplasty less invasive?

In general, a closed revision rhinoplasty is less invasive than an open revision rhinoplasty procedure. With closed revision rhinoplasty, Dr. Nima uses small incisions on the inside of your nose to adjust the bone and cartilage. 

On the other hand, open revision rhinoplasty involves making external incisions and pulling back the skin to adjust the nasal skeleton, cartilage, and tissue. 

What does closed revision rhinoplasty mean?

Closed revision rhinoplasty simply means that your desired nose modifications are made through intranasal incisions (inside your nasal cavity). There is no opening of the skin externally to reveal the nasal skeleton and cartilage. 

What is the difference between closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty?

Closed rhinoplasty surgery is an endonasal procedure during which Dr. Nima performs the surgery through incisions made on the inside of your nose. In contrast, open rhinoplasty surgery is performed externally, and the incisions are made on the outside of your nose. 

Is closed revision rhinoplasty more natural?

Between closed and open revision rhinoplasty, no one technique is better or more natural than the other. What is right for you depends on many factors, such as the scope of work, your health history, and previous surgeries. 

At your initial revision rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Nima, he will review your individual circumstances, cosmetic goals, and personal preferences to provide his professional recommendation on which technique is best suited for you. 

What can you not do after a closed nose job?

Optimal post-op care is key to a successful rhinoplasty outcome, as any bumps, injury, or trauma to your nose may impact your final results. Following your closed rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Nima recommends you avoid: 

  • Blowing your nose
  • Removing any crust or scabs 
  • Strenuous activities 
  • Swimming 
  • Sexual activity 
  • Wearing glasses 
  • Excessive sun exposure 
  • Touching or bumping your nose 
  • Wearing makeup 
  • Smoking or drinking alcohol 
  • Eating hard or chewy foods 

Are you awake during closed rhinoplasty?

No, you are not awake during closed rhinoplasty surgery at Eos Rejuvenation. Our team strives to ensure you are as comfortable as possible during your procedure. Before Dr. Nima begins your surgery, one of our friendly nurses will administer anesthesia to put you in a deep, restful sleep. 

Why is the closed method of nose job better?

The closed revision rhinoplasty technique has several advantages over an open revision rhinoplasty technique, mainly that it results in no visible scarring and typically has a shorter recovery time.  It also prevents the unwanted complication of skin necrosis and allows the surgeon to see a more realistic version of your final result.  Since the skin envelope remains intact, Dr. Nima can get a better view of your new nose.

Although, this does not necessarily make it better than the open method. Which revision rhinoplasty technique is best for you will be decided between you and your plastic surgeon, depending on your individual goals and needs.