What is Open Rhinoplasty?
Open rhinoplasty is a type of surgical Rhinoplasty technique used to reconstruct the nose in order to improve its appearance and/or function. During an open rhinoplasty, the surgeon will make incisions on both sides of the nostrils, as well as underneath the columella, which connects them. This allows for better access to the underlying nasal structures and more precise reshaping than traditional closed rhinoplasty techniques. The open method is commonly used for more complex cases, such as those involving structural changes or difficult-to-reach areas of the nose. In this case, Dr Frati specializes in open rhinoplasty procedures due to his extensive experience with aesthetic and functional changes of facial anatomy.
The procedure can address a variety of cosmetic issues including: asymmetry; wide or bulbous tip; upturned or hooked nose; large nostrils; and decreased size or prominence of nasal features. It can also be used to repair nasal fractures, correct deviations that affect breathing, improve airflow and address other medical concerns related to the external structure of the nose.
Open Rhinoplasty Recovery Tips
Recovery from an open rhinoplasty procedure will vary depending on individual factors such as age, skin type, health status and lifestyle habits in addition to complexity of surgery. Generally speaking however it is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully in order to ensure proper healing. Here are some tips that may help you during your recovery period:
• Take any medication prescribed by your surgeon in accordance with instructions
• Rest after any activity that causes discomfort
• Use cold compresses (overwrapped) around the nose at regular intervals throughout the day for at least a few days after surgery – this helps reduce swelling
• Sleep with your head elevated for several nights following surgery – this helps reduce swelling
• Avoid strenuous activity for about two weeks following surgery
• Wear sunglasses when venturing outdoors until any bruising has faded
• Refrain from wearing glasses until instructed by your doctor
• Stay out of direct sunlight until advised by your physician
• Keep follow up appointments with Dr Frati so he can monitor your progress
Open Rhinoplasty vs. Closed Rhinoplasty
When it comes to addressing the shape and size of your nose, there are two main options – open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. Both surgeries can produce great results depending on the individual’s goals, but they have their own distinct advantages and disadvantages.
Open rhinoplasty is a type of cosmetic surgery that allows your surgeon to achieve more precise changes in the shape of your nose through a small incision made at the base of your columella – the strip of tissue separating the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty gives your surgeon access to view and reshape both external and internal structures within the nasal area. This enables them to effectively address issues such as widening or narrowing the bridge, refining bumps, eliminating asymmetries or reshaping nasal tips.
On the other hand, closed rhinoplasty addresses similar concerns while being less invasive. It is best suited for minor adjustments and typically involves making small incisions inside each nostril which allow access to reshape tissues without leaving any visible scarring. The procedure is quicker than open rhinoplasty with less downtime needed afterwards, however it does limit how much change can be achieved due to limited visibility, making it ideal for minor corrections only.
In order to decide which procedure will give you better results when considering open rhinoplasty vs closed rhinoplasty, it’s important to discuss your needs with a qualified plastic surgeon who can assess your individual situation in detail and recommend what’s appropriate for you. Open rhinoplasty offers more control over aesthetic outcomes as well as greater accuracy for complex cases, but requires slightly longer recovery time due to its more invasive nature compared with closed rhinoplasty. Ultimately these factors should be weighed up carefully before committing to either option.
Open Rhinoplasty With Dr. Frati
If you’re considering an open rhinoplasty, Dr. Frati is the best choice for your procedure. With decades of experience in rhinoplasty and other facial surgery, he has earned a five-star reputation from patients and industry experts alike. As a leader in his field, Dr. Frati has developed cutting-edge techniques which provide exceptional results for every patient. He is also known as ‘The Surgeon to the Stars’, trusted by celebrities and influencers alike to work on their noses.
With two offices located in London and Manchester UK, you can be sure to have access to the best treatment available no matter where you live. Whether you’re looking for reconstructive or cosmetic surgery, or simply wanting to improve your breathing ability or aesthetic appearance, Dr. Frati is dedicated to making sure that each patient receives tailored care and stunning results.
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