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    What is Open Rhinoplasty?

    Open Rhinoplasty

    What is Open Rhinoplasty?Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping cosmetic surgery can be performed using open or closed surgical techniques. If only limited improvements to the nose are required, the surgeon may recommend closed rhinoplasty. But in case of significant nose reshaping or functional corrections, open rhinoplasty may be the ideal technique.

    At the time of pre-op consultation, the surgeon will educate the patient about open rhinoplasty and explain why it may be the right procedure in their case.

    Patients in Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other cities and neighborhoods in this area of SoCal have an opportunity to receive open rhinoplasty and other procedures from the remarkable and sagacious facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Eric Yavrouian.

    Incisions in Open Rhinoplasty

    Apart from the small incisions made inside the nostrils, open rhinoplasty will involve an incision of about 4 to 5 mm that will be made in the columella. This is a thin strip of skin separating the nostrils, and the incision will be placed discreetly with minimal visibility. The incision will allow the surgeon to lift off the skin and soft tissue and get open access to the underlying nasal structures.

    The external incision in case of open rhinoplasty cosmetic surgery will provide better surgical exposure, resulting in more precise work. Cartilage reshaping can be performed in a more accurate manner, and surgical manipulation can be done more delicately using advanced surgical tools.


    With open rhinoplasty, the surgeon is in a position to create more dramatic enhancements to the nose, without causing damage to the cartilage or other inner nasal structures. Greater visualization of the nasal structures paves the way for a more direct routine to perform surgical nose because of the fully open nose. Nose augmentation, reduction, reconstruction and revision procedures can be effective performed with this technique.

    While some amount of scar tissue formation outside the nose will be unavoidable in case of open technique, a skilled surgeon will manage to minimize the visible scarring because the incision is located at the base of the nose. In many cases, the final scar will be barely visible from outside once the healing is completed.

    With advanced surgical techniques, it is possible to make the open rhinoplasty less invasive. Dr. Yavrouian employs high powered surgical tools to create precise alterations to the bone and cartilage. With these sophisticated devices, the disruption of the surrounding tissue is minimal. The surgeon can often repair a nasal injury or correct a deviated septum without having to re-fracture the nose.

    What can Open Rhinoplasty Do?

    One or more of the following improvements are typically achieved with open rhinoplasty:

    • Reshaping of enlarged, flared or upturned nostrils
    • Straightening of a crooked looking nose
    • Narrowing of the nose bridge
    • Refining of the nasal tip
    • Reduction or augmentation of the nose size
    • Improving the angle between the upper lips and the nose
    • Clearing of the obstructions in the nasal airways
    • Reconstructing a damaged or deformed nose
    • Performing revision surgery to correct previous rhinoplasty issues

    Standout and reliable facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Yavrouian receives patients from Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, Greater Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, CA, and other communities and suburbs in this region of the country for open rhinoplasty.

    For more information about treatments and procedures by Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Dr. Eric J. Yavrouian, serving patients in and around Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank and the Greater Los Angeles, CA area call 818-241-2150 or click here to contact him for a consultation.

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