Nose Job Open or Closed Techinque?

When having a nose job is 4mm a lot and will I notice a huge big change or just a little. In terms of open & closed nose jobs can a Dr. give same results or does open give better results because u can give better Measurements .Will I age faster with a nose job & what are the chances of the nose collapsing. Also what option do most stars choose open - closed ? Thank you

Doctor Answers 4

Open or Closed RhinoplastyTechnique?

With open rhinoplasty, there are more one can do to transform the nasal structure precisely particularly with large wide noses with thick skin. 

Orange County Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your questions about rhinoplasty (nose job).

  • 4 mm can be a big or a little change. It depends on the nose.
  • Closed rhinoplasty can work well for certain noses, e.g African American or high hump, narrow nose. 
  • Open rhinoplasty offer precise correction under direct vision. 
  • After a rhinoplasty, you will get tip drooping tip with age. Nose collapse is rare - and avoided by skilled surgeons. The stars I see have often had horrible nose jobs. Choose a surgeon based on  credentials, experience and how you are treated. Best wishes.

Elizabeth Morgan, MD, PhD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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Nose Job Open or Closed Technique?

       Closed rhinoplasty tends to introduce fewer variables with regard to tip droop in particular.  Either approach can yield a good result.  It is always the surgeon and less the stated technique.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

Kenneth B. Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Open versus closed rhinoplasty technique

 Some surgeons perform open technique and some surgeons prefer closed techniques. There is no correct answer, just a preference on the approach each surgeon has for rhinoplasty.  Rhinoplasty is  a game of millimeters and 4 mm is a lot a change  to the nose

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 143 reviews

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