What is Closed Rhinoplasty?
The closed rhinoplasty technique makes all incisions in the nose, leaving no visible scars. Corrections to the nasal cartilage, bone, and septum are all performed within discreet nasal incisions. The closed rhinoplasty procedure also has the benefit of minimizing recovery times.
Closed Rhinoplasty – Saddle Nose Correction with Alar Base Reduction
This young man presented our hospital with a saddle nose deformity, a flattened bridge of the nose, and a wide alar base. He was approached with recovery planning and he consented to surgery.
He first underwent an improvement in the flattened bridge of the nose with a rib grafted at the time of surgery and an excision of the lower crus of the lateral cartilages. This was followed by Weir excision for alar base correction followed by bilateral lateral osteotomy.
He was very pleased with the outcome of the surgery.