A closed procedure is also known as endonasal rhinoplasty. It is a nasal cosmetic procedure where all incisions are made internally, leaving no visible outside scars. Because closed rhinoplasties are performed through hidden and difficult to see incisions inside of the nose, teaching the procedure is somewhat difficult. Prerequisites for a well performed closed rhinoplasty are a methodical understanding of nasal anatomy and an ability to “see” through the surface of nose to plan modifications essential for the desired improvement.
In the past decades there were only a handful of expert rhinoplasty surgeons available to perform this procedure. Some surgeons would not permit anybody to observe what there were doing in the operating room.
Nevertheless, closed rhinoplasty necessitates surgical expertise and artistic insight. Both closed and open rhinoplasty techniques are presently utilized successfully by rhinoplasty surgeons. Both techniques can result in pleasing results. Surgeons more comfortable with open rhinoplasty will indicate that they can visualize the underlying anatomy better. Therefore they feel that they can obtain a better result.
Orange County Surgeons who favor the closed rhinoplasty technique will elucidate that they see whatever they have to for an expected improvement. They may point out that more swelling and scarring may occur with an open rhinoplasty. They may also indicate that the closed rhinoplasty technique leaves vital support structures intact. Overall, a closed rhinoplasty takes less time to perform. All of these statements are accurate but the fact is that these two techniques are different surgeries performed to attain a common goal: a natural and pleasing appearance.
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