Rhinoplasty incisions can be both only inside the nose, or also combined with skin incisions.
Dear Jay, NYNY
As a plastic surgeon I perform the rhinoplasty procedure either with internal (inside the nose only) incisions, or sometimes combined with skin, or external incisions. This distinction is otherwise known as either the "closed" or "open" technique. Much of this is determined on the difficulty of the procedure, and/or the training of the surgeon. When perorming an "open" approach the additional external incision is placed across the the mid...