When considering rhinoplasty, there are two major options: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. For those considering augmentations to their nose, it’s critical to consider any and all options. Open rhinoplasty differs from its closed counterpart mainly because the open variety involves an additional incision to the fleshy exterior of the nasal septum, the structure of cartilage and bone that divides the nostrils.
Generally, open rhinoplasty allows the surgeon better access to the nasal tip, which may be a concern if there needs to be enhancements. Closed rhinoplasty offers advantages with a shorter operating time and surgical marks that aren’t visible.
Highly skilled plastic surgeon Dr. Andres Gantous will help you determine the best course of action for your procedure. If you would like to discuss the procedure in further detail, please contact us at our office in Toronto. 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.