There are two methods for completing rhinoplasty surgery. The two choices are referred to in basic terms as “open” and “closed.” In medical terminology, these two approaches to rhinoplasty are referred to as “endonasal” and “trans-columellar,” respectively. If you live in Marietta, Dr. Mark Crispin will discuss open vs. closed rhinoplasty with you, and he will tell you the pros and cons associated with each method before your surgery.

When contemplating a procedure such as rhinoplasty, it’s extremely important to understand the differences between these two options:

  • Open Rhinoplasty – If you opt for open rhinoplasty, an incision is made on the piece of skin and tissue that is located in between your nostrils. This method allows the surgeon to have the best possible view inside the nose. However, it does leave a slightly visible scar.
  • Closed Rhinoplasty – If you opt for closed rhinoplasty, the surgeon will complete the entire procedure by making incisions within the nose. With this type of surgery, any scars that result are not visible externally.

Dr. Crispin will explain which option is right for you based on the specific characteristics of your nose and your unique aesthetic goals.

If you are in Marietta or the Atlanta area, please contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule your rhinoplasty consultation with Dr. Mark Crispin.