Question: I’ve heard that revision rhinoplasty is most often performed as an open procedure, is this true? Is it possible to undergo a closed procedure and minimize scarring?
Answer: Revision rhinoplasty is generally performed as an open procedure. For an open procedure, a small incision is made on the columella. This is valuable because it allows the entire anatomy to be opened up and accurate assessment of the tissues be made. This allows the surgeon to most accurately improve any problems with the nose.