What is an Open Rhinoplasty and What Does it Treat?
Being in the center of the face, the nose does a lot to provide symmetry and balance, which puts the features you don’t like front and center. However, even subtle changes to the shape, size, and profile of your nose can do a lot to remodel your appearance and achieve facial harmony. You don’t have to live with a nose that doesn’t suit you. Dr. Stein has performed thousands of rhinoplasties to correct nose shaping and sizing, and he can help you, too.
Open rhinoplasty is the type of nose correction procedure that allowsDr. Adam Stein the most access to all areas of the nose. Patients who desire more dramatic reshaping, resizing or repositioning tend to find open rhinoplasty a more effective technique than closed rhinoplasty. With the open technique, Dr. Stein makes a small incision on the columella, the strip of skin between the nostrils, to access all parts of the nose’s bone, cartilage, and skin. With closed rhinoplasty, all the incisions are inside the nostrils, and while this leaves no obvious scarring potential, it can be limiting in the types of corrective techniques Dr. Stein can perform. However, even the visible incision of an open rhinoplasty is well camouflaged, so most patients are extremely satisfied with their final outcome at Stein Plastic Surgery.
Depending on the types of remodeling you want done, Dr. Stein can minimize a bump on the bridge of your nose, narrow or widen the bridge for better symmetry, reposition the nostrils, and shape the tip of the nose to redirect where it points or reduce its size. These and many more options are thoroughly discussed during your consultation with Dr. Stein.
If you’re interested in a pretty dramatic change to the shape, size, or position of your nose, an open rhinoplasty may be for you.Patients with smaller concerns may be better suited for aclosed rhinoplasty procedure. Men and women in general good health who don’t smoke typically see the best results from their procedure.
What Is Open Rhinoplasty Treatment Like?
All open rhinoplasties with Dr. Stein are performed on an outpatient basis in our accredited surgical suite which is located in our Raleigh, NC offices. It’s designed to be comfortable and private and is equipped with the latest in medical technology. Your procedure is done under IV sedation and will take between 1-3 hours depending on how complex the procedure needs to be. Once Dr. Stein is satisfied with your progress, you’ll be ready to go home to recuperate in familiar surroundings.
“Dr Stein was not the first doctor that I consulted with for my rhinoplasty procedure, he was the third and over 4 hours from my home. I knew as soon as I had my consultation with him and his staff that he was the surgeon for me. I scheduled made the appointment for the surgery that day and have had the best experience ever since. I am beyond happy with my results and experience!” *