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What is Closed Rhinoplasty?

Closed rhinoplasty is a less invasive nose surgery that involves making all the necessary incisions inside the nose. This internal approach allows the surgeon to access and modify the underlying nasal structures without leaving any external scars. For this reason, this nose job technique has become very popular among those who want to change the size and shape of their nose and get a more symmetrical facial appearance. 

Scarless rhinoplasty, as many called this type of nose job surgery, is also very popular among celebrities due to its ability to enhance aesthetics with minimal visible scarring.

If you are interested in closed rhinoplasty, you should know that Dr. Lefkovits and his experienced team have been known for performing this type of surgery, known as endonasal rhinoplasty. He is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

The Closed Rhinoplasty Procedure: Step-by-Step

The best way to decide that closed rhinoplasty is the perfect procedure for you is by understanding the process step by step.

Initial consultation

Consultation is here to help you to clear all ambiguities and dilemmas about the procedure, your expectation, and possible results. In this phase, the surgeon will evaluate your nasal anatomy, assess your overall health, explain the process, and answer all your concerns and question to determine if you are a suitable candidate for closed rhinoplasty.

Preparation for the surgery

Preparation for the procedure may include detailed instructions from the surgeon about abstaining from certain medications, avoiding food and drink for a specific period before surgery, and organizing some after-surgery help. Instructions are here to ensure success and a smooth surgical experience.

Anesthesia administration

Patients can choose between local anesthesia with sedation, where you remain relaxed but conscious during the surgery, or general anesthesia where you are asleep.

Sculpting the nose

In closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon makes all incisions inside the nose. The doctor will access the nasal structures, through these internal incisions to manipulate the nasal bones and cartilages to achieve the desired changes. When the surgeon gets the desired shape and facial symmetry he will close the internal incisions with dissolvable sutures.

Recovery process

The recovery process after a closed technique for the nose job involves swelling and discomfort, which gradually subside over a few weeks, allowing patients to resume their normal activities. While most patients may return to non-strenuous work or school within 10 days, most patients can return to normal activities after 4- 6 weeks.

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Advantages of Closed Rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty offers several significant advantages over traditional open rhinoplasty.

Advantages include:

  • Scarless Results.
    The absence of any outside scars as this procedure is performed inside the nose – no visible scarring may be the number one reason for our patients to choose closed rhinoplasty
  • Less invasive procedure.
    This means that the surgical procedure involves fewer incisions, less tissue dissection, and minimal disruption to the nasal structures. Also, there are no stitches to be removed.
  • Closed rhinoplasty reduces post-operative swelling.
    During closed rhinoplasty, there may be less dissection and tissue manipulation of the nasal tissues compared to open rhinoplasty, and for this reason, swelling is reduced.

Shorter recovery period.
All the mentioned leads to a quick and easy recovery period.

Benefits of closed rhinoplasty

Comparison with Open Rhinoplasty Surgery

The rhinoplasty procedure offers two distinct surgical approaches for reshaping and enhancing the nose: closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty. The main difference between open and closed rhinoplasty involves the incisions. During the open rhinoplasty, known as external rhinoplasty, surgeons make a small external incision across the columella. Open rhinoplasty is suitable for patient who needs a complicated revisional rhinoplasty procedure, have complex nasal deformities, over-sized nasal tip, or where precise control and visualization are necessary. Open rhinoplasty allows the surgeon to directly visualize any internal nasal deformities that may not be apparent during the external assessment. 

Closed rhinoplasty is performed through internal incisions, and it is suitable for patients with relatively good nasal anatomy and who require less extensive modifications. But plastic surgeons experienced using the closed rhinoplasty technique can perform even more complicated and revisional rhinoplasty using this technique.

Closed rhinoplasty leads to a shorter recovery time than open rhinoplasty, with less swelling and bruising and without visible scars. 

Why to Chose the Closed Rhinoplasty Technique

Besides advantages such as scarless results, less swelling and bruising, and shorter recovery time, closed rhinoplasty can address many cosmetic and functional concerns related to the nose. 

Some of them are:

  • Nasal or Dorsal Hump Irregularities
  • Nasal Tip Refinement
  • Nasal airway obstruction
  • Nasal asymmetry and width correction
  • Breathing Difficulties
  • Revision Rhinoplasty
  • Minor Nasal Deformities

Closed rhinoplasty offers the possibility to reshape the tip of the nose, shorten the nose, and eliminate a bump or dorsal hump by rearranging or removing bone and cartilage. It is also used to correct septal deviation as well as other causes of nasal obstruction.  Also, it is a good option for people concerned about potentially visible marks after surgery who want quick results with less recovery time.

Questions and Dillemas About Closed Nose Job

Closed rhinoplasty techniques bring a lot of questions and dilemmas about different aspects of the procedure. Some of the most common questions are:

How does it differ from open rhinoplasty?

Closed rhinoplasty is a less invasive technique, where all incisions are made inside the nose resulting in no visible scars.

Can I get the same results as with open rhinoplasty?

The answer is yes, especially with experienced surgeons and if you are a suitable candidate for the closed-nose job.

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May I improve some functional problems with closed rhinoplasty?

Closed rhinoplasty can address some functional concerns, such as a deviated septum or breathing difficulties, while in other cases where extensive reconstruction is required, open rhinoplasty is a better option.

How successful is closed rhinoplasty?

The success of closed rhinoplasty depends on various factors, and one of them is choosing a qualified plastic surgeon specialized in closed rhinoplasty. 

Dr.George Lefkovits has long years of experience performing closed rhinoplasty and a proven track record of achieving satisfactory results with different patients. He has trained in Ear Nose and Throat Surgery( Otolaryngology) as well as in Plastic Surgery, therefore has extensive experience in Nasal Surgery. 

Am I a suitable candidate for closed rhinoplasty?

If you want to know if you are a good candidate for closed rhinoplasty you should consult a qualified plastic surgeon and discuss your needs and evaluate your nasal anatomy.

Open or closed rhinoplasty- which one to choose?

After an initial consultation, the surgeon can explain if you are a candidate for an open or closed rhinoplasty procedure.

Why Should You Choose Dr. George Lefkovits For a Closed Nose Surgery?

It is crucial to carefully consider your choice of a closed rhinoplasty plastic surgeon, as this technique demands extensive training, experience, and precision. At our New York City plastic surgery center,  Dr. George Lefkovits has been known for performing closed rhinoplasty. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Schedule Free Closed Rhinoplasty Consultation in Manhattan New York Plastic Surgery Office

Contact our plastic surgery center if you would like to schedule a FREE consultation regarding closed rhinoplasty surgery in NYC. Request initial consultation in New York City by calling (212)750-9494.