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Open Rhinoplasty vs. Closed Rhinoplasty: Let's Plan Your Best Option

by Carlos Pereira 06 Feb 2024

Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is not only one of the most requested cosmetic surgeries in the world, but it is also a personal crusade towards self-confidence. It is a transformative journey as exciting as it is intimate. However, before embarking on this adventure, it is vital to understand the available routes: open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. Are you ready to discover which one best suits you?

Open Rhinoplasty: The Map in Detail.

Open rhinoplasty is like having a detailed map of an unknown city. It is a surgical technique where the surgeon makes a small incision in the columella – the tissue that divides the nasal passages – and lifts the skin of the nose to clearly see the nasal structures. By having direct access and a complete view, the surgeon can maneuver with pinpoint precision to sculpt your new nose.


  1. Total Vision: Complete exposure allows the surgeon to work with unmatched precision and detail.
  1. Precision in Modification: Ideal for complex structural changes, such as the correction of severe septal deviations.
  1. Predictability: By seeing all the nasal structures, there are fewer unexpected events and the results are more predictable.

However, it is essential to note that this technique may lead to a longer recovery time and a greater chance of initial swelling due to the external incision.

Closed Rhinoplasty: The Art of Discretion.

Closed rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is like exploring that city with a compass. A complete map is not needed, because there is prior knowledge of the terrain. In this technique, all incisions are made inside the nostrils, so there are no externally visible scars. The surgeon makes subtle adjustments under the skin, without lifting it completely.


  1. Shorter Recovery Time: As there are no external incisions, recovery is usually faster.
  1. No Visible Scars: Perfect if you are worried about scars; This technique does not leave external marks.
  1. Less Invasive Intervention: Ideal for minor aesthetic adjustments or light corrections that do not require a complete view of the nasal structure.

This approach may have limitations in the surgeon's ability to make drastic changes or corrections of complicated structural problems.

What is your Route to the Perfect Nose?

Choosing between open and closed rhinoplasty is a crucial decision that should be guided by your nasal anatomy, the specific goals you wish to achieve, and the recommendations of experienced Dr. Carlos Pereira. While open rhinoplasty offers you a profound transformation with a clear view of the path, closed rhinoplasty offers a subtle evolution with the promise of a faster recovery.

Your Next Step

Are you ready to embark on this transformative journey? Remember, the path to the nose of your dreams doesn't have to be complicated. Here, in our clinic, we have the best specialists who are willing to understand you, clarify all your doubts and accompany you every step of this fascinating journey towards renewed confidence.

Don't let the questions dull your enthusiasm. Contact us for a virtual or personalized consultation. Together, we'll explore your options, discuss techniques, and plan the route that will take you not only to the nose you want, but also to the self-image you've always dreamed of.

Remember: in rhinoplasty, as in life, the journey is as important as the destination. Are you ready to get started? Connect with us and start your transformation today!

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