Posted on October 10, 2014 in Rhinoplasty
When using the open rhinoplasty technique, your plastic surgeon will create a tiny incision on the columella, which is the external skin that separates the nostrils. The nasal skin can then be lifted, offering a great deal of surgical access to the underlying architecture of the nose.
With the unimpeded view that comes with the open rhinoplasty technique, the plastic surgeon is more able to determine the exact nature of functional issues. They can also better appraise the internal factors that shape the nose’s external appearance.
Interested in setting up a rhinoplasty consultation? During a consultation, Dr. Evan Ransom, a double-board-certified surgeon specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, will answer any questions you may have about the open rhinoplasty technique and other surgical techniques. Contact us today.
Dr. Evan Ransom is an Ivy League-educated and Ivy League trained Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon. He is a Double Board Certified Head and Neck Surgeon and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and fellowship-trained in facial plastic, reconstructive, and laser surgery. His practice is in the San Francisco Bay Area, serving patients from San Francisco, Oakland, Marin County, Palo Alto, Silicon Valley, Walnut Creek, the East Bay, and all over Northern California.