Information about the closed rhinoplasty procedure including cost, recovery, and before & after photos.
What Is Closed Rhinoplasty?
This young woman discusses her closed rhinoplasty procedure with New York facial plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Jacono.
During a closed rhinoplasty or endonasal rhinoplasty, all incisions are hidden within the nostrils. Through these internal cuts, bone and cartilage are tactfully rearranged or removed. This procedure can shorten the nose’s length, shave down dorsal humps, and refine the nasal tip.
Closed rhinoplasty is a strong choice for patients with smaller, more symmetrical noses. One of the best aspects of this procedure is that, because all incisions are made within the nose, there is no visible scarring, and surgery and healing times are quicker.
Is Closed Rhinoplasty Surgery Better Than Open Rhinoplasty?
Just like any type of procedure, there are benefits and drawbacks. Closed rhinoplasties require the surgeon to be highly skilled in working in limited visibility and small spaces. Expert surgeons such as Dr. Jacono can perform both types of rhinoplasty procedures based on patient needs and should be discussed as an option during your consultation.
- Not as much swelling after surgery
- Shorter recovery time
- Leaves behind no scars
- Patients can return to normal activities sooner
- Better suited for smaller noses
- Cannot fix major structural issues
- Post-operative results can be more limited
How Long Do Closed Rhinoplasty Results Last?
Because it does not lift nasal skin off the underlying bone and cartilage, it does not take very long to perform. The average surgery time takes between 1 and 2 hours.
The results should last a lifetime.
Will My Nose Need to be Broken?
Although some facial plastic surgeons break the nose during rhinoplasty, Dr. Jacono never does. Instead, he reshapes and repositions the nose to avoid causing excessive trauma.
Where Are Stitches Placed?
Because the procedure is performed through internal incisions, sutures are placed exclusively within the nostrils. These stitches are absorbable and will dissolve over time, so they do not need to be manually removed after surgery.
Who Is a Good Candidate?
Anyone who is unhappy with their nose’s appearance is a candidate, though the ideal patient is one whose nasal complications are not extremely dramatic. Those whose noses have experienced serious trauma or structural issues, for example, may not benefit from a closed rhinoplasty.
It is important for patients to be in good physical health, and to refrain from consuming alcohol or tobacco before and after their procedure.
What Is the Cost of a Closed Rhinoplasty?
As with any surgery, the price varies from patient to patient and from surgeon to surgeon. Generally speaking, rhinoplasty cost between $7,000 and $25,000 and depends on the surgeon’s level of expertise, the complexity of the surgery, and a number of other factors.
Candidates should discuss the price of surgery with Dr. Jacono, as well as what payment or financing options are available.
Why Choose Dr. Jacono for Your Nose Job?
Dr. Jacono is a dual-board-certified facial plastic surgeon with over twenty years of experience in the field. A rhinoplasty, or nose job, changes the nose’s structure and aesthetic balance. He has extensive training and delivers the most naturally impressive results possible. This is why he has been chosen as the best-closed rhinoplasty surgeon in New York.
Closed Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 1:
This patient underwent a closed nose job to address her dorsal hump and droopy nasal tip. The after photos were taken just 4 weeks after surgery. She is thrilled with her new nose and believes that it complements her other facial features.
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 2:
This young Latina patient wanted to reduce her dorsal hump and wide nasal tip. Because incisions were placed internally, the patient’s healing process was rapid.
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 3:
She was unhappy with her bulbous nose and long, droopy tip. Her results show a refined nasal profile that balances well with her other facial features.
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 4:
This woman wanted to lift her droopy tip and reduce her dorsal hump without any scars. Dr. Jacono performed an endonasal rhinoplasty, and just a few weeks after surgery, most of the patient’s swelling has resolved.
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 5:
This young woman underwent endonasal rhinoplasty to reduce her dorsal hump and refine her nasal tip.
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 6:
This young patient was unhappy with her nasal tip’s lack of refinement and the bump in the middle of her bridge. Dr. Jacono performed a closed rhinoplasty to lift her tip and lower her dorsal hump.
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 7:
Unsatisfied with her dorsal hump and hanging nasal tipm this young woman opted for surgery to correct it. Dr. Jacono performed a closed rhinoplasty to address these concerns. Her after photographs were taken just 2 weeks after her procedure.
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 8:
Dr. Jacono performed a closed nose job to lower this patient’s dorsal hump and lift her nasal tip. He also performed an alar base reduction to reduce the size of her nostrils.
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 9:
This young woman wanted to reduce the size of her nose and have the results look natural. Dr. Jacono reduced her dorsal hump and corrected the over-projected nasal tip. She loves her new nose and feels that it complements her other features.
Before and After Closed Rhinoplasty Patient 10:
This patient sent Dr. Jacono a before-and-after selfie with a note that read, “Thank you for my new nose!!!” The procedure reduced her dorsal hump and refine her nasal tip.