Dr. Chiodo performs a rhinoplasty in Dallas after a thorough evaluation. He discusses your goals, examines your nasal anatomy, reviews your health history, and curates a personalized surgical plan. Dr. Chiodo performs rhinoplasty in our state-of-the-art operating rooms under general anesthesia. The entire procedure takes up to 3 hours, depending on the complexity.
All rhinoplasty surgeries involve making an incision to change the internal structures of the nose, such as the cartilage and bone tissues. But the specific location of the incision and the surgical technique used (closed rhinoplasty or open rhinoplasty) will depend on your unique goals. The following is an overview of the closed and open rhinoplasty surgical techniques.
Closed rhinoplasty is a surgical technique wherein the incision is made inside the nostrils. The surgeon makes a small incision within the nostrils, through which they reshape the internal structure of the nose, including the cartilage and bones. This procedure is suitable for minor revisions, such as bumps, dorsal humps, and the shape of the nose bridge. The scars are completely invisible because they’re inside the nostrils.
Open rhinoplasty is a surgical technique wherein the incision is made on the narrow strip of tissue separating the two nostrils. This is the most common rhinoplasty in Dallas technique because it allows the surgeon to visualize the underlying structures of the nose and make dramatic adjustments. Open rhinoplasty is suitable for patients seeking dramatic corrections, such as straightening a crooked nose, refining the nasal tip, and reducing the size of the nose.