How Does Open Rhinoplasty Work?
Open rhinoplasty is the type of nose correction procedure that allows Dr. 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.