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What is Open Rhinoplasty
Open Rhinoplasty New York - This young female patient talks about her open rhinoplasty surgery. Dr. Andrew Jacono Reviews.
An open rhinoplasty surgery is a surgical process that is performed to reshape the appearance of ones nose to bring balance and harmony to their face. During your consultation with Dr. Jacono, he will determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure and then determine which approach is best suited to deliver the best results for you.
Dr. Jacono most commonly performs open rhinoplasty when he is performing more complicated revision rhinoplasty, when a nose job surgery requires a lot of cartilage grafting, or when a nasal tip needs to be built up and supported.
Dr. Jacono also prefers open rhinoplasty procedures when you have a large nose that sticks out from your face which is called projection. In this case he will deproject the nose which is when the nose is brought closer to your face. In this case, the open procedure will give the surgeon more precise control over the altered shape that may be desired.
Advantages to Open Rhinoplasty
Open rhinoplasty gives the surgeon direct visualization of the cartilage since it will be completely exposed. Also, grafting becomes easier to do and usually when open rhinoplasty is chosen.
Disadvantages to Open Rhinoplasty
One such disadvantage to open nasal reshaping is that the surgery will take longer to perform. In some cases, open rhinoplasties can add an hour or more to surgery time. This procedure will also cause a numbness to the nasal tip which can last up to a year and is caused when the nasal skin is peeled back to expose the nasal cartilage.
There may also be some additional scarring from the procedure that will not be evident with a closed rhinoplasty. This extra scarring results from the surgical dissection and the separation of the nasal tissue which will cause the scarring and thickening of the tissue.
The scar tissue is not a big deal unless the desired results are not to the liking of the surgeon and a revision rhinoplasty procedure needs to be done. That thicker scar tissue will lead to more swelling and longer healing times.
Open Rhinoplasty Patient 1: This young woman has one of the more difficult problems to fix in rhinoplasty which is an over projected nasal tip, also described as a nasal tip that is too far away from the face. Because of this she required an open approach to perform a more significant a more refined nasal tip restructuring. At the same time, she had a minor amount of refinement to her nasal bridge. The result is a shorter, smaller and more feminine nose that has aesthetic balance with the rest of her face to include her cheek bones and chin.
Open Rhinoplasty Patient 2: This young female patient wanted to address her wide nasal bridge and a more refined nasal tip. She wanted to retain the overall look of her nose and desired a very natural result. The after surgery photo shows a new nose that compliments her natural beauties without looking surgically done.
Open Rhinoplasty Patient 3: This woman in her 30s had a bulbous tip and a wide nostril base who wanted a more refined nasal tip and smaller more feminine nose. She underwent an open rhinoplasty technique with nostril reduction also called an Alar base reduction with small incisions around the corner of the nostrils. In the after picture you can see that the nose is more refined yet natural looking and there are no visible scars even though an open rhinoplasty procedure was performed.
Open Rhinoplasty Recovery Time
Like any other rhinoplasty surgery, the open rhinoplasty recovery time will vary slightly but generally starts with the nasal cast / nasal splint which will be on for roughly 5 to 7 days. Once that is removed you may notice some slight bruising around the eye area which will turn into a slight yellow color and then eventually fade away completely. Makeup can be worn to help cover some of that bruising while you are healing.
Most of Dr. Jacono’s patients are able to return to work after the first week of the procedure. By the middle of week two, most co-workers will not be able to tell that you had anything cosmetic done to your nose. This of course would depend on what exactly you had done to your nose.
By weeks three and four most all of the swelling will have gone down. The nose will continue to heal and take on the final desired shape during the first year. The healing process can take up to 18 months to be completely healed. This would also depend upon the extent of the open rhinoplasty surgery, any previous scar tissue, and a number of other factors.
To see if you may be a candidate for an open rhinoplasty procedure with Dr. Jacono, please contact our office in Long Island or our office in Manhattan today.