What Are the Different Types of Rhinoplasty?

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So you've decided to get a rhinoplasty, or a nose job. But you've also heard about the different types of rhinoplasty, what are they?

Rhinoplasty open and closed

We've collected answers from doctors, clinics, medical associations, and government bodies, so let's see what the experts say! 

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre

Beverly Wilshire Medical Centre
Medical aesthetics and cosmetic surgery medical centre in Kuala Lumpur

There are 3 types of rhinoplasty that you can choose to do, depending on the results you want to achieve.

1. Open rhinoplasty
The most common type of rhinoplasty, open rhinoplasty allows the surgeon to make any changes to your nose shape and size by making an incision on your nose.

  • An incision is made under the nasal tip between the nostrils
  • The surgeon does the reshaping procedures on the nose
  • The incision is stitched back, leaving a small scar
  • An experienced surgeon would be able to position the incision strategically to "hide" the scar in the natural contours of the nose so that the scar is less visible

2. Closed rhinoplasty
The more difficult approach which requires a very skilled surgeon. Closed rhinoplasty can only be done for less complicated cases or minor changes to the nose shape. The recovery time is also shorter compared to open rhinoplasty.

  • An incision is made inside the nostril
  • The surgeon does the reshaping procedures through the small incisions in the nostrils
  • The incision is stitched back, leaving only a scar in the nostril that is not visible from the outside

3. Alarplasty
Alarplasty is a surgical procedure that focuses on the nostrils, typically to increase or decrease the width of the nostrils. It is ideal for correcting a bulbous nose.

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American Board of Cosmetic Surgery

American Board of Cosmetic Surgery
International cosmetic surgery association

For an “open” rhinoplasty, a small incision is made under the nasal tip, between the nostrils. This approach allows the cosmetic surgeon more complete access to the nasal structures, where he or she can then sculpt the nose into the desired shape.

Because of this increased access, cosmetic surgeons will typically use the open rhinoplasty approach for patients requiring more extensive reshaping.

The resulting scars are well-hidden in the natural contours of the nose so they are as inconspicuous as possible.

For a “closed” rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nostril. This approach is most commonly used for patients who need more minor adjustments to the nasal structures to achieve their desired improvements.

The advantage of closed rhinoplasty is that there is no visible scarring after surgery; however, this approach may not be suitable for more extensive rhinoplasty procedures.

In certain cases, the nose can be reshaped non-surgically with dermal fillers, providing improvements that last up to a year.

By strategically injecting a filler at certain points in the nose, a skilled cosmetic surgeon can help smooth out bumps, reshape the nasal tip, and improve nasal symmetry.

Although the results are temporary, this non-surgical approach can be a cost-effective way for patients to “test-drive” a nose reshaping procedure before committing to the permanent changes possible with surgical rhinoplasty.


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