Closed Rhinoplasty —
Refining Nasal Structure without Scars
Who is a Candidate for Closed Rhinoplasty?
As the closed rhinoplasty procedure is only appropriate for minor nose shape modifications, the patient will retain most of their natural nasal anatomy and is, therefore, more discreet than its more invasive counterpart. While the surgery usually focuses on the upper nasal areas, closed rhinoplasty for a bulbous tip is also viable. Patients with the following cosmetic nasal concerns may be candidates for this type of nose job:
If an anatomical issue is detected that is causing breathing problems, functional rhinoplasty may be recommended in conjunction with closed nasal surgery.
Endonasal rhinoplasty is primarily for patients who desire to refine and contour their nose without significant or dramatic alterations. It offers the patient advantages such as:
Compared to open nose surgery, however, the endonasal approach is much more detail-oriented. In many cases, it does not offer the surgeon visibility to perform the alterations — mastery of the nasal structure and a meticulous, precise approach is required from the surgeon to sculpt the nose to the desired aesthetic outcome.
Once the surgery is complete, the surgeon will close the incisions with dissolvable sutures or stitches. A small cast or splint may also be placed over the nose to assist with recovery. Heavy and strenuous activities are to be avoided for at least six weeks post-operation.
Post-surgery symptoms are primarily the same as external rhinoplasty; bruises and swelling are to be expected. Generally, initial downtime lasts for about one to two weeks, with the acute symptoms usually resolving within seven days. Full healing may take one to three years.
Choosing A Surgeon for Closed Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles
If you are looking for a surgeon to perform closed rhinoplasty in Los Angeles, it is vital that you choose someone with extensive experience and knowledge. Dr. Jacob Sedgh is double board-certified and is the leading facial plastic surgeon in West Hollywood renowned for his excellence, dedication to his craft, and commitment to providing warmth and personal care for his patients. For a consultation, contact us today.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is closed rhinoplasty safer than open?
The procedure that works best for you will depend on your facial anatomy and desired outcomes. While a closed rhinoplasty can reduce the amount of scarring, an open rhinoplasty provides greater access to surgeons, allowing for improved accuracy and greater detail. There is typically more benefit to the improved accuracy of open procedures than the smaller risk of scarring associated with closed procedures. During your consultation your surgeon will be able to assess your facial structure and explain the best procedure for your desired results.
Does closed rhinoplasty heal faster?
As a closed rhinoplasty procedure is considered non-invasive, the associated recovery time is slightly less than an open procedure, but patients can still expect to need a significant amount of time to heal with both procedures. Depending on the severity of the work being done, your surgeon may suggest an open procedure to ensure accuracy and detail. While both procedures have similar recovery time, the pain and discomfort experienced during the recovery period may be reduced by a closed procedure as there is less swelling of the face and fewer incision sites required to heal.
COMFORT & TRANSPARENCY FROM START TO FINISH
When under our care, Dr. Sedgh always ensures you feel comfortable, cared for, well-informed about every aspect of your upcoming treatment, whether surgical or non-surgical. With an approach which focuses on achieving refreshed, natural-looking results, Dr. Sedgh prides himself on always acting with transparency, honesty, and the highest level of ethical treatment, from start to finish.