I’ve heard revision rhinoplasty is most often performed as an open procedure. Is this true? Is it possible to undergo a closed procedure and minimize scarring?
Which procedure is used more often is surgeon dependent. Some utilize nearly all open and some closed. We used to perform about 50% open and 50% closed, but by following our results over time came to the conclusion that the open procedure delivered superior results because of the ability to precisely mold cartilage and place grafts. We now perform about 90% of our procedures open. However, in the appropriate patient, we will perform a closed approach. Scarring should not be a concern that dictates which procedure is performed.
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