Are you considering having nose surgery (also known as a rhinoplasty)? There are two main types to know about, and a decision must be made between you and your physician about which plastic surgery technique is best for you.
In an open rhinoplasty, a small incision is created between the nostrils, which if performed carefully and correctly heals to be nearly invisible. This technique allows the surgeon to see the cartridge in the top of the nose directly, providing a better opportunity to create the desired effect.
Complex surgeries like those to change the rotation of the nose, alter projection or change the septum almost always require an open rhinoplasty. Usually only the most rigorous and extensive cartridge grafting techniques necessitate an open rhinoplasty. There is more swelling with an open rhinoplasty compared to a closed rhinoplasty, but the effects of a rhinoplasty last forever, so a slightly longer time of discomfort should be worth it in the long run.
For those especially interested in having no visible scarring, a closed rhinoplasty (also known as an endonasal rhinoplasty) involves incisions inside the nose, which are not visible on the outside. This method works well if the patient wants the bridge of their nose altered or the nose is crooked and needs straightened. There is usually less swelling after a closed rhinoplasty. However, some cases will simply not allow a closed rhinoplasty, in which case an open rhinoplasty is required.
If you are not sure which type of rhinoplasty would be best for your needs or are looking for someone to perform your rhinoplasty, be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Being board certified by the applicable boards means a physician has gone through extensive training and has the experience to garner board certification.
While a non-board certified surgeon may agree to perform a rhinoplasty in Santa Ana, you will be much better off working with a surgeon you can be sure is properly trained and experienced.
If you are researching to have plastic surgery in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Orange Beach, Santa Ana, or any of the surrounding areas, you can be sure there is a board certified plastic surgeon that is a perfect fit for you. Rhinoplasty is one of the more complex procedures available, so it is especially important you are comfortable working with your plastic surgeon before agreeing to any procedure.