A Scarless Nose job – Closed Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles

A Scarless Nose job – Closed Rhinoplasty in Los Angeles

Nose reshaping or rhinoplasty is one of the most challenging procedures in plastic surgery. Every rhinoplasty patient requires a carefully thought out plan as each person has a different nose and face. Two rhinoplasty techniques are available closed and open rhinoplasty.

With open rhinoplasty an incision is made through the bottom portion of the nose (called columella) and the skin is moved back to expose the cartilages. Although open rhinoplasty offers great visibility, it leave a noticeable scar in many patients. Furthurmore, significant scarring has been seen in some patients resulting in thickening of the front portion of the columella. It is very difficult and sometimes impossible to revise a poorly healed scar.

In closed rhinoplasty  incisions are placed inside the nose and no scar will be present across the columella.  Healing followig closed rhinoplasty appears faster than after closed rhinoplasty.  With recent advances in closed rhinoplasty,  excellent results can be achieved with a high rate of consistency. Closed rhinoplasty is our preferred technique and our specialty.  Closed rhinoplasty requires special skills and experience.  A person considering rhinoplasty should be able to view as many rhinoplasty before and after photographs as possible to be able to assess the surgeon’s work.