Closed rhinoplasty is among the most popular rhinoplasty techniques. With this method all incisions remain inside the nostrils. Incision marks are not visible on the structure called columella located between the nostrils.
Contrary to open operations, this method which has become increasingly widespread in recent years, does not necessitate opening up the skin of the nose and soft tissue inside the nose. With this technique, the skin and soft tissue are damaged less. As such the healing process is much shorter.
Besides these advantages, it is possible to have a look as if the patient has never undergone any surgery. So, this method helps you achieve the best results.
When Is Closed Rhinoplasty Performed?
The question “Who is eligible for a closed rhinoplasty?” can have a broad reply.
Generally speaking, the following are when this method can be used:
- Presence of adenoids inside the nose
- Low nasal tip
- Deformity of the nasal tip
- Collapsed or crooked nose
- Hook nose
- Nose that is too small or too large for the face
With the procedure nasal congestion is also eliminated. Before the operation the patient is thoroughly examined and some tests are carried out. In case there are no problems, the patient is scheduled for surgery.
How Is Closed Rhinoplasty Performed?
Closed rhinoplasty is performed within a narrow tunnel. The nose is photographed from 8 different angles and examined by the doctor. Afterwards a decision for the operation is made taking into account the patient’s requests and wishes. In this respect, the nasal bridge can be shaped, nasal tip can be elevated, the asymmetry of nostrils can be corrected. However the nasal bone structure remains unchanged.
During the procedure, for the correction of nasal humps special equipment are used instead of a hammer or chisel. The right and left sides of the septum are vertically cut and two horizontal incisions are made on the upper part of the nose. The upper sections are dissected vertically with incision. For the shape to finalize, the horizontal graft is stabilized with sutures. Narrow silicon channels, on the other hand, are placed inside the nose.
What Are Post-Operative Precautions for Closed Rhinoplasty?
Precautions to be taken after a closed rhinoplasty operation are extremely significant for the procedure to yield the best results.
Patients are therefore advised to lie down with their heads elevated on high pillows for the first 2 days. This way, the bruising and swelling can be prevented while there will also be less blood flow to the head.
Likewise, for the first 2 days ice packs can be applied. Within this time frame, patients shouldn’t lie on their sides and avoid use of eyeglasses for 4-6 weeks. Patients should also take care not to get the nose bands wet for 7 – 8 days.
After the removal of the thermoplastic splint, bands are applied for 2 days. After the 2 days, the patient can remove the bands on his/her own in shower. Nose Doc Clinic’s specialist doctors provide you with your desired appearance with closed rhinoplasty.