There are two major types of rhinoplasty surgery. There is open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. For those considering making enhancements to their nose, it is important to consider all of your options. Open rhinoplasty is different from closed rhinoplasty mainly because open rhinoplasty involves making an additional incision to the fleshy exterior of the nasal septum, the structure of cartilage and bone that divides the nostrils.
A board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Fred Bressler will help you determine the best course of action for your procedure. Generally, open rhinoplasty affords the surgeon better access to the nasal tip, which may be a concern if there needs to be enhancements. Closed rhinoplasty is characterized by less scarring and a shorter operating time. Again, it mostly comes down to a decision between you and the surgeon, who will weigh your goals along with the specifics of your nose.
If you would like to discuss the procedure in further detail, please contact us at our office in Houston.