Definition - What does Closed Rhinoplasty mean?
Closed rhinoplasty, otherwise known as endonasal, is a nose job that is performed through the nostrils without any external incisions. The indications of closed rhinoplasty are similar to open rhinoplasty and include the cosmetic deformity, patient's desire for an alteration in the nasal shape, and the restoration of the anatomic nasal airway. More specifically, it's more suitable for minor changes in the tip of the nose and the bone structures.
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Closed rhinoplasty eliminates the need for extensive dissection and disconnection of the nose structures and, as a result, it reduces the potential need for nose tip support reduction or supporting grafts. Plus, it allows precise in situ changes and, by touch, it offers immediate and predictable evaluation of the alterations inside the nose. Due to minimum manipulations, the duration of this procedure, as well as the downtime, are shorter compared to open rhinoplasty. Post-operation, there is less swelling and there is reduced overall morbidity, which is important especially for older patients. Lastly, the scars are invisible, as the incisions are inside the nose and there's decreased risk of infections. In general, the type of rhinoplasty one will follow (open or closed) depends on the personal training and surgeon preference.