The Myths Surrounding Open Rhinoplasty


There is a common misconception that the open rhinoplasty technique is a painful and traumatic procedure, and rhinoplasty expert Dr. Kevin Sadati wants to set the record straight. Recently, Dr. Sadati released a fact sheet about the open rhinoplasty procedure to help patients better understand this surgical approach.

"I want all rhinoplasty patients to know that their cosmetic surgeon will recommend the surgical approach that they feel will yield the best results. The open rhinoplasty technique is best for patients who need significant work done to their nasal tip," explained Dr. Sadati.

The open rhinoplasty technique requires a small incision in between the two nostrils of the nose, which allows the surgeon to lift the nasal skin above the structure of the nose. This exposes the inner portion of the nose, giving the surgeon the most visibility and accessibility. Dr. Sadati provided patients with the following facts about the open rhinoplasty technique in a recent blog post.

There is minimal scarring associated with the open rhinoplasty approach. Dr. Sadati uses an inverted V incision, often referred to as a V-Plasty. This incision style is known for healing better than the straight-line incision, which often leaves a scar behind.

The incision is hidden between the two nostrils. The average person would not be able to see the incision at all because it is virtually out of sight. Between the location of the incision and the shape of it, there is barely any physical evidence of the rhinoplasty after the recovery is complete.

This approach allows the surgeon to achieve subtle changes in the appearance of the nose, ensuring the patient gets the most natural-looking results possible from their nose job. This is the best approach for patients who need significant work done to their nasal tip. Using the open technique, Dr. Sadati is able to reduce the size of the nasal tip, rotate it and adjust the width if necessary.

This specific approach is less traumatic for the nose and facial structures surrounding the nose. Most of the nasal structure is left undisturbed when the surgeon utilizes this particular technique. For example, during the closed technique, the tip cartilages need to be separated in order for the surgeon to work on the nasal bridge. The open technique allows the surgeon to complete the procedure without disturbing the position of the tip cartilages.

"It is essential to evaluate each person on an individual basis before deciding which surgical approach will be best for their operation. I spend a significant amount of time with each patient during the consultation process so that I can understand what their goals are for the procedure and provide them with optimum results," noted Dr. Sadati.

Dr. Sadati is a board-certified and renowned plastic surgeon who has been operating on patients for more than 10 years. He is a rhinoplasty expert who is well-known for providing his patients with natural-looking results. Dr. Sadati prides himself on his ability to know each patient on a personal and individual basis, and he feels this personalized approach is the key to his success. Patients who are interested in having a rhinoplasty performed by Dr. Sadati are invited to set up a free cosmetic consultation in order to confirm their candidacy for this procedure.

To find out more information about the open rhinoplasty technique, contact Dr. Sadati's office today.
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Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon