Rhinoplasty surgery is performed to correct the deformities of the nose and functional problems. Open rhinoplasty is performed to make the nose look better and to relieve various health problems. Open rhinoplasty is one of the types of surgery that gives doctors the chance to intervene more. The nose can be treated in two ways: closed and open. Open rhinoplasty is performed with inverted “V” shaped incisions that open from the lower part of the nose. The skin and subcutaneous tissues are removed and the bone structure of the nose is reached with the help of the incision. After the necessary adjustments are made and the problems such as the nose meat are resolved, the operation is completed by sewing from the incision site.
In Which Cases is Open Rhinoplasy Performed?
Plastic surgeons decide upon which technique to apply, open or closed, after the examination process. Open rhinoplasty situations can be explained as follows:
- Patients with severe nasal tip problems
- Patients with advanced bone curvature
- Patients with very large nasal flesh
- People who have physical or functional problems even though they have had nose surgery before
- Open nose surgery is preferred for patients with cartilage deficiency or collapse.
What Are The Advantages of Open Rhinoplasty?
With open rhinoplasty, surgery can be completed by making a direct view of the area to be performed. In this way, all the bone and cartilage structures in the nose can be seen. How much cartilage is removed from the nose with this surgery, how much cartilage remains, how the nose interventions look clearly can be understood. In the open rhinoplasty, the planning process is also easier. The problems found in the nose are analyzed in detail. Another advantage of open rhinoplasty is that it severely reduces the rates of revision surgery performed later.
Is There Any Chance of Incision After An Open Rhinoplasty?
Open rhinoplasty has many advantages. The most important problem of open rhinoplasty is that some incisions remain on the tip of the nose after the surgery. However, since a 2-3 mm incision is made at the bottom of the nose, it is very likely that these incisions will close and disappear over time. Some time after surgery, the appearance of these incisions becomes increasingly uncertain.