Closed Technique for Asian Rhinoplasty using Ear Cartilage. Is this right for me?

Had consultation with my doctor. I told her what i wanted done. Just raised the bridge a little higher, alar reduction and refined the tip to suit all the changes (My tip is not bulbous, its just my alar tend to widen when i smile). She Told me she's going to use closed techniques. I google and do my research comparing open and close method almost all of them always do open when doing all works which is bridge, tip and alar. Please share some insights.

Doctor Answers 5

Rhinoplasty , some advices:

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Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.
Through rhinoplasty we make small changes, but that is quite noticeable. 

After having analyzed all the info provided to us, i recommend you perform a Full Rhinoplasty, includding narrowing of the nasal base, with nasal bones treatment, and alar and triangular nasal cartilages shaping.
With this procedure you get a delicate nose, better harmonize with your other facial features.
Dr. Emmanuel Mallol Cotes.-

Dominican Republic Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 369 reviews


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Thank you for your question. Many surgeons prefer rhinoplasties because they offer a more detailed and predictable approach to nasal contouring. Always consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon. You can also receive a second opinion during a consultation to compare potential procedure approaches. 

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 124 reviews

Closed vs open

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It depends on the experience and preference of your surgeon. Most modern Asian rhinoplasties tend to be performed open and more work can be done to the tip this way 

Closed Technique for Asian Rhinoplasty

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Hi charmedagain,

The issue of choosing between a closed technique and open technique is a matter your surgeon's preference, however, in most cases, Asian Rhinoplasty can be done with closed technique, unless its a revision procedure, or it will involve complicated tip work.

Somyos Kunachak, MD
Thailand Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Asian Rhinoplasty

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The best way to visualize how above changes will look is to perform computer imaging with your plastic surgeon.

You will be able to achieve the most refinement and change with an open procedure, but a subtle change is certainly possible using a closed technique.

Donald B. Yoo, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 64 reviews

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