Thursday, May 21, 2020

Can revision rhinoplasty be closed?

Many of my Houston revision rhinoplasty patients who present for consultation will have had a closed rhinoplasty during their previous procedure(s). Some revision rhinoplasty patients will ask if another closed procedure could be performed for their revision rhinoplasty.

Open rhinoplasty requires a mid columella incision that heals quite well. Open rhinoplasty allows for better visualization of the anatomy and more precise placement of sutures and cartilage grafts. This is critical with revision rhinoplasty as the surgeon and the patient wants to assure the patient obtains the best possible result. A closed revision rhinoplasty should only be considered if simple osteotomies need to be performed or the dorsum simply needs to be rasped.

Dr. Funk is a top revision rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston.

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