Disadvantages of Closed Rhinoplasty
Requires your surgeon to have greater skill – The nose can be a tight space, and much of the correction is made by feel because the visual field is limited without the columella incision. With Dr. Stein’s 20+ years of experience and extensive training in facial plastic surgery and reconstruction, he has the meticulous artistry needed to perform a closed rhinoplasty with great success.
Limits the potential for revisions – People who require complex changes to their nose’s structure may be better suited for an open rhinoplasty because closed techniques can limit the number of possible revisions. That’s why closed rhinoplasty is only available to candidates with select corrections they wish to make.
Access to nasal structures is limited – This can force your surgeon to stretch the nasal skin to gain access to the structures you’re having corrected. As such, it can create a situation where it’s difficult to visualize the nose in its natural state. However, Dr. Stein has performed thousands of rhinoplasties throughout his career, and even with this distortion, he can sculpt improvements to your nose with a critically aesthetic eye.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Closed Rhinoplasty?
The best candidates for closed rhinoplasty are those who are unhappy with certain aspects of their nose. Dr. Stein can determine if closed rhinoplasty is a possibility for you during a thorough consultation.
What Results Can I Expect from Rhinoplasty?
While recovery times with closed rhinoplasty are shorter, you may still need to wait 1-2 weeks for swelling to subside enough for your results to emerge. When they do, your nose will be in better balance with your facial features, and you’ll find yourself less self-conscious, more confident, and proud of your reflection.