Closed rhinoplasty

Closed rhinoplasty, also known as endonasal rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is performed to change the shape of the nose. In this procedure, the surgeon makes incisions inside the nostrils, so there are no visible scars on the outside of the nose.

The goal of closed rhinoplasty is to improve the appearance of the nose by altering its size, shape, and proportions. This can be done by modifying the underlying bone and cartilage structure of the nose, as well as by adjusting the soft tissue. The procedure can be used to address a wide range of aesthetic concerns, including a large or misshapen nose, a bulbous tip, a crooked nose, a flat bridge, or a bump on the bridge of the nose

During a closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon begins by making small incisions inside the nostrils. Through these incisions, the surgeon can access the underlying nasal structure and make the necessary changes. The surgeon may use a variety of techniques to reshape the nose, including rasping, shaving, or trimming the bone and cartilage. The surgeon may also use sutures to reposition the nasal tissues or to reshape the cartilage.

Once the desired shape has been achieved, the incisions are closed and the procedure is complete. The recovery time for closed rhinoplasty is typically shorter than that of an open rhinoplasty, as the incisions are smaller and less invasive. However, the exact recovery time will vary depending on the individual and the extent of the procedure.

Overall, closed rhinoplasty can be an effective way to improve the appearance of the nose and achieve a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing facial profile. It can also help to improve breathing problems that are caused by structural abnormalities of the nose. If you are considering this procedure, it is important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon who has experience performing closed rhinoplasty. The surgeon can help you understand the potential risks and benefits of the procedure and determine if it is the right option for you.

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    Seattle Nose Surgeon ®
    William Portuese MD
    Joseph Shvidler MD

    Seattle, Washington 98104

    (206) 624-6200

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