Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery is committed to serving patients in the greater Scottsdale and Peoria region. We offer advanced, custom-tailored facial cosmetic surgery that brings out the best in you. Whether reducing facial wrinkles or tightening the little droops and sags associated with age, we can achieve excellent results.
Rhinoplasty (nose job) is one of the most popular and well-known facial plastic surgery treatments out there. What many people do not realize that there are different ways to perform it. We'd like to focus on open rhinoplasty surgery and the many benefits it offers patients.
About Open Rhinoplasty Surgery
Open rhinoplasty surgery is a type of nose job procedure that allows facial plastic surgeons to reshape the various parts and structures of the nose. During an open rhinoplasty, an incision is made along the columella, the portion of skin between the nostrils. The surgeon can then expose more of the structure of the nose in order to make the necessary adjustments required.
This is the opposite of closed rhinoplasty, in which incisions are made within the nostrils. While this would seem more ideal to some, the fact of the matter is that open rhinoplasty offers far more advantages than closed rhinoplasty.
Greater Ability to Reshape and Recontour the Nose
During an open rhinoplasty, it is much easier for the plastic surgeon to reshape and recontour a person's nose. It is simply better to work in this manner when it comes to relatively major revisions that need to be made.
Improved Ability to Determine End Results
In addition to the better ability to make changes to the structures of the nose, open rhinoplasty also allows surgeons greater ability to determine and predict the final results of the surgery after a patient has fully recovered. Open rhinoplasty simply improves the surgical procedure and also allows for better outcomes down the road.
Incisions and Scars Are Well Hidden
While it may not seem like an incision on the columella is easy to conceal, it's definitely the experience of many patients who undergo open rhinoplasty. We provide detailed post-op instructions to patients to ensure that they avoid complications and heal quickly and efficiently. By following these instructions to the letter, scarring after surgery remains well hidden, even when people are up close.
Greater Patient Satisfaction Overall
Because of these compelling benefits, patients who undergo open rhinoplasty tend to have high levels of satisfaction once they have fully healed. Not only are they pleased by the end results, but they're also pleased by how effectively we can revise and reshape the look of their nose thanks to open rhinoplasty.
The Majority of Our Surgeries Are Open Rhinoplasty
We do not take any of the above benefits for granted. That is why the majority of the nose jobs that we perform are open rhinoplasty. By performing this sort of surgery carefully and deliberately, we are best able to enhance the lives of our patients and help them feel the best about themselves.
During your consultation, we will be sure to lay out the entire treatment plan so you know what to expect from your surgery and during the recovery process.
Learn More About Your Facial Plastic Surgery Options
To learn more about rhinoplasty and your many other options out there for advanced reshaping of your nose, be sure to contact our cosmetic skin care and facial plastic surgery center today. We at Arizona Ocular and Facial Plastic Surgery look forward to your visit and helping you look your absolute best.