What is the procedure?
There are two main approaches to a rhinoplasty procedure, open and closed. Dr. Ali will assess your unique physical nasal structure and your aesthetic goals to help him choose which type of rhinoplasty is best for you.
This surgical approach involves placing an incision across the base of the columella, the thin strip of tissue separating the nostrils. This allows our surgeon complete access to the nose structure, which may be necessary for more extensive correction. When the incision heals, it will be virtually invisible to others.
In a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are placed within the nostrils, with the advantage of creating no visible scars. This approach can be appropriate for less extensive changes to the nose structure.
Depending on the procedure requirements, rhinoplasty may be performed either under mild sedation with local anesthesia, or general anesthesia. You may return home within a few hours after your surgery.