Individuals who are unhappy with the shape or size of their nose may avoid being in photos or feel self-conscious of their appearance. If this sounds like you, you may be able to benefit from a rhinoplasty, or nose surgery in Salt Lake City. However, before undergoing any procedure, you should be aware of how the surgery is done.

Rhinoplasty can be performed using the open or closed technique. Both of these options are effective options and can create natural-looking results.

Closed Rhinoplasty Technique

During the closed technique, all incisions will be created inside of the nostrils and internal structures will be repositioned to create desired results. This technique allows for no visible scarring.

Open Rhinoplasty Technique

During the open rhinoplasty technique, an incision will be made across the columella, or the area of tissue that separates the nostrils. This opens up the nose to allow the surgeon full access to the internal nose structures. After the incision heals, scarring is barely noticeable.

Overall, the surgical technique that is used for your rhinoplasty will depend on your individual anatomy and your desired outcomes. A consultation with Dr. Nicholas Howland at his practice can help to determine if a rhinoplasty is right for you.

If you have any questions regarding rhinoplasty surgery, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.