Rhinoplasty without the Scars with Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes
Dr. Kenneth Hughes Performs Rhinoplasty with Only Hidden Incisions, Which Reduces Recovery Time and Has No Visible Scars
By: Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, MD
The closed approach to rhinoplasty uses internal incisions without the external incision. The closed approach results in no visible scars. In addition, as a result of less division of tissue, there is less postoperative swelling, and patients can return to work in about a week or so. Thus, the patient looks more reasonable at a sooner date.
There are several other advantages that make the closed approach more predictable. The tip elevation and tip support is much more predictable when the tip supporting structures are not divided. In an open approach, the tip supporting structures are divided. In addition, the skin envelope is much more reliably redraped in the closed approach as the skin is not completely elevated off of the underlying cartilage
These are just a few of the differences between the open and closed rhinoplasty. For more information and before and after photos, please visit Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes websites below
Dr. Kenneth Benjamin Hughes, MD
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon