If you’re not totally happy with your nose, you may be looking for a way to alter its appearance without noticeable scarring. A closed rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that uses incisions inside the nostrils and nose so there isn’t a lot of visible scarring on the outside.
Unlike a more traditional open rhinoplasty, closed rhinoplasty is typically used for reshaping the tip of the nose, shortening the nose, or getting rid of a bump or dorsal hump . The ideal candidate’s nose would be symmetrical with the majority of the reshaping occurring on the bump or the tip.
In this technique, nasal bone and cartilages are reshaped by making incisions from the lower part of the nasal tip. This technique is mostly preferred for second nose operations of patients who previously underwent rhinoplasty and did not achieve aesthetically and/or functionally satisfactory result. It can be performed in patient whose bone structures are more shapeless and who are not eligible for closed rhinoplasty.
The operative time may sometimes take 1.5 hours, but it may take 3 hours in surgeries in which we have to take cartilage from another area.