Closed Rhinoplasty

Our closed rhinoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure for minor nasal aesthetic and anatomy changes. Also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, all the incisions will be positioned within the nose — thus, leaving no visible scars on the skin.

Closed Rhinoplasty: Before and After

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Closed Rhinoplasty —
Refining Nasal Structure without Scars

Closed rhinoplasty is an alternative surgical procedure that aims to improve nasal symmetry and aesthetics with minor alterations. Unlike open rhinoplasty, this approach is less invasive with the incisions made inside the nostrils and through the mucosa — with hidden incisions, there is no risk of visible scarring.
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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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The recovery after our nose job requires some planning, as you will need to take about two weeks off work or your other usual activities. It is most often an outpatient procedure, although this will depend on the complexity of the case. It is normal to experience some swelling, bruising, nasal congestion, and in some cases, minor pain or discomfort in the first few days after surgery. These side effects diminish as the days pass and can be managed effectively with prescribed medications and proper post-op care. If your initial recovery goes well, you should be able to return to your normal activities within two to three weeks.



Dr. Jacob Sedgh is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has achieved acclaim for achieving exceptionally natural-looking results. His extensive knowledge, skills, and experience, and his dedication to his craft have led a reputation for excellence in facial plastic surgery. As a leading facial plastic surgeon practicing in West Hollywood, his warmth and genuine care and attention will help make your journey to beauty a pleasure.
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Choosing the right surgeon for a nose job is the most critical point of a successful procedure. Dr. Sedgh has outstanding credentials, superior training, and can produce results that are a close match to the 3D simulation—which takes skill and artistry. He is a double board-certified facial plastic surgeon with a deep understanding of facial aesthetics. He is known for consistently achieving excellent results beyond your expectations. He merges mastery of the most advanced surgical techniques with the attention and perfectionism of a sculptor for authentic, natural results in beautiful balance.


All surgeries have risks; you must be under the care of a plastic surgeon who adheres to the most stringent health and safety procedures. The complications associated with nose surgery include reactions to anesthesia, infections, or problems with scarring, among others. All surgical risks are discussed with you, so you are educated and informed, and understand the importance of following the aftercare instructions. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation to receive arguably the results after rhinoplasty has to offer.

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.


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.