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What Is A Closed Rhinoplasty?

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What Is A Closed Rhinoplasty?The position, size, and shape of the nose in relation to the rest of the face play an important role in perceived attractiveness. The nose is a source of confidence and pride for many. Closed rhinoplasty can be helpful in improving the appearance of the nose without any visible scarring. Your surgeon will explain everything about a closed rhinoplasty and whether it is better for you during the initial consultation.

Highly skilled board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides nose job using the closed surgery technique to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.  

An Overview of Closed Rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty or nose job is a plastic surgery procedure performed for changing the size, shape, and appearance of the nose. Closed or endonasal rhinoplasty may be performed under general anesthesia. The incisions are made within the nostrils on the mucosa layer. Separate surgical openings are made for the left and right nostrils. 

This is a less invasive procedure and results in less swelling. The procedure is recommended for patients that have never had a rhinoplasty procedure before. The primary benefit of closed rhinoplasty is that it doesn’t change the natural features of the nose. It simply enhances and refines the current anatomy. There are no dramatic changes made in this procedure. 

Typical benefits of choosing closed rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery are:

  • Hidden incisions
  • No scarring
  • Shorter surgery
  • Better blood circulation
  • Reduced swelling
  • Quicker recovery

Moreover, this doesn’t mean that closed rhinoplasty is without any limitations. You should discuss your aesthetic goals candidly with a board-certified surgeon during the initial consultation.

Issues Targeted During Closed Rhinoplasty

Nose size

Closed rhinoplasty can slim down and refine the nose for facial balance in patients that don’t have a proportionate size and width of the nose

Nose shape

The shape of the nose can be enhanced with a closed nose job, especially in patients with droopy tip, bulbous tip, wide nasal bone, or asymmetrical nose. 

Nose angle

Your nose can appear long or short depending on the angle formed where the forehead and nose meet. Closed rhinoplasty can be helpful in creating an ideal angle. 

Nose bump

Dorsal humps are bone and cartilage irregularities which can distort the way your nose appears. Closed rhinoplasty can be helpful in creating a smooth nose bridge. 

Closed Rhinoplasty Surgery Procedure

Small incisions will be made by the surgeon within the nostrils through the mucosa. In open rhinoplasty, the incisions are made on the external part of the nose covered by skin. There is no visible scarring in closed rhinoplasty. An accomplished and stellar plastic surgeon will be able to reshape the structure of the nose through these small incisions for achieving the desired results. 

The surgeon will use dissolvable sutures or stitches for closing the incisions once the operation is complete. A small splint or cast will be placed over the nose for assistance in healing. Closed rhinoplasty is usually recommended for patients that have breathing issues and require a septoplasty.

Proven and kind cosmetic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas for nose reshaping surgery.  

Contact the Office of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim

Click here see more plastic surgery procedures and treatments performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Eugene Kim on patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, CA and surrounding areas or call 310-271-6996 to schedule a consultation.

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