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Will I have any incisions during an open rhinoplasty procedure for my nose?

There are many different variations of the rhinoplasty procedure.  Plastic surgeons simplify the approach when discussing nasal surgery by dividing the surgical categories into an open rhinoplasty or a closed rhinoplasty procedure. 

A closed rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian has no external incisions and it is primarily performed through incisions placed in hidden areas of the nostril.  Within a short period of time, the incisions are imperceptible to the naked eye. 

An open rhinoplasty is performed through nostril incision in addition to a small incision that is placed at the base of the columella or base of the nose.  This incision allows for direct visualization of the nasal cartilages and allows for a more meticulous operation if needed.  An open rhinoplasty allows for visualization of the nasal tip, nasal dorsum, and nasal bridge, which is important in difficult rhinoplasty procedures or revision rhinoplasty surgery. 

To schedule a consultation for rhinoplasty with Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a double board certified plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, please call our office at 310-998-5533.

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