Question : I had a closed rhinoplasty surgery 9 months ago. I know I’m supposed to wait a year but I feel fairly certain at this point that I’m going to want a revision procedure. Can the revision be done as a closed procedure as well or is open rhinoplasty typically needed?
Answer : Rhinoplasties are divided into closed and open. A closed rhinoplasty refers to a surgery where the incisions are made inside the nose and no outside incisions are made. Open rhinoplasty refers to surgery on the nose where small incisions are made on the columella. Experienced rhinoplasty surgeons are comfortable with both techniques. The decision between open and closed techniques is determined by the type of defect and the desired aesthetic results. The surgeon should be comfortable with both techniques.