Open Rhinoplasty

Open Rhinoplasty Atlanta

Open Rhinoplasty Surgery

Open rhinoplasty in Atlanta is a surgical technique used to resize, reshape, and enhance the nose. Open rhinoplasty technique allows surgeons to gain better access to the nasal structure. Open rhinoplasty surgery can provide patients with both aesthetic and medical improvements to the nose. At Astra Plastic Surgery, we offer open rhinoplasty surgery for patients wishing to achieve improved breathing or a more aesthetically pleasing nose appearance.

What Is Open Rhinoplasty?

Open rhinoplasty surgery is considered more invasive than closed or scarless rhinoplasty due to its external incisions, but it is often deemed as more comprehensive because it provides better visibility, access, and precision for addressing a wide range of nasal concerns. Open rhinoplasty can correct size and proportions, depressions or dorsum humps, asymmetries, a droopy nose tip, a flat nasal bridge, and enhance ethnic identity. These are common insecurities that can be caused by genetics or facial trauma, such as a sports injury or car accident.

Open rhinoplasty surgery is an advanced nose surgery technique that allows our facial plastic surgeons access to the inner structure of your nose through a small and discreet incision made between the nostrils. Open rhinoplasty can address more concerns than a closed rhinoplasty as this technique allows for greater access to the nasal tissues and bones. Although open rhinoplasty leaves a small scar, with proper aftercare and treatment this scar will continue to fade over time. Our rhinoplasty surgeons will help determine if open rhinoplasty is right for you based on your individual goals and nasal anatomy.

What Are The Benefits Of Open Rhinoplasty?

Open rhinoplasty surgery provides patients with a variety of cosmetic and medical benefits. Open rhinoplasty surgery allows our surgeons greater access to the internal structure of the nose, allowing them to create more natural-looking results that can also improve nose function. This procedure can address nose deformities such as asymmetry, a deviated septum, a drooping tip, and more. Open rhinoplasty surgery can also be performed to revise a past rhinoplasty procedure.


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Am I An Ideal Candidate For Open Rhinoplasty?

Open rhinoplasty surgery is available for both men and women at Astra Plastic Surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals will listen to your concerns and help decide if open rhinoplasty is the right procedure for you. In order to make this decision, it is important that you are open with your surgeon about your health history, as well as your goals for the procedure.

The ideal candidate for open rhinoplasty surgery in Atlanta is in good general health and a non-smoker. Additionally, patients should have realistic expectations for the results of their nose surgery. It is also recommended that patients who opt for open rhinoplasty surgery are finished growing. Patients who are still growing are not ideal candidates for open rhinoplasty due to the potential for the facial anatomy to change after the procedure.

What Should I Expect During Open Rhinoplasty?

At Astra Plastic Surgery, open rhinoplasty surgery is performed under general anesthesia. Your facial plastic surgeon will make a small, inconspicuous incision on the undersurface of the columella, or the skin between the nostrils. From this incision, our nose surgeons can access the underlying cartilage and bone structure of the nose. This technique allows our surgical team to refine every detail with accurate control.

After the nose is reshaped, the skin can be re-draped over the nose and the incision can be closed. In some cases, a splint will be placed inside or outside of the nostrils in order to promote healing. Although procedure times can vary, open rhinoplasty typically takes about 1 to 4 hours to perform. If the procedure requires cartilage grafts, it is likely to take longer.

What Should I Expect After Open Rhinoplasty?

Following open rhinoplasty surgery, most patients will experience mild swelling, bruising, bleeding, and discomfort. Patients will be sent home with their nose wrapped to promote healing and keep the split(s) in place. Typically, splints can be removed in-office during your first follow-up appointment. Our team at Astra Plastic Surgery is available to answer any questions you may have throughout your recovery period.

Before sending you home, our office will provide detailed aftercare instructions to expedite your recovery. It is important that these instructions are followed with care in order to get the best possible results from your procedure. It is recommended that patients avoid strenuous activity and rigorous exercise, as well as keep their head in an elevated position to reduce swelling. Additionally, patients should refrain from swimming and wearing glasses to minimize the risk of infection.




What Results Should I Expect From Open Rhinoplasty?

Immediately after open rhinoplasty surgery, it may be difficult to visualize your final results. Not only will your nose be wrapped in special surgical dressings, but the surrounding area may also be swollen or bruised. However, over the weeks following your surgery this swelling and bruising will subside, allowing patients to enjoy the results of their nose surgery. Patients who undergo open rhinoplasty surgery to correct functional issues may notice improvements in their breathing immediately.

During your consultation for open rhinoplasty surgery, Dr. Killingsworth and his plastic surgery team will discuss your expected results in detail. These results will vary for every patient depending on their anatomy, aesthetic goals, and more. Although most swelling will subside within 6 months of surgery, the full results of open rhinoplasty can be seen about 6 to 12 months after the procedure.

How Much Does Open Rhinoplasty In Atlanta Cost?

Although open rhinoplasty surgery is often sought out for its cosmetic benefits, it can also be medically beneficial. Insurance may cover some of the costs depending on your individual situation. Following your consultation for open rhinoplasty surgery in Atlanta, our team will provide a detailed cost summary. Astra Plastic Surgery offers financing through CareCredit® and Alphaeon® Credit; we also accept personal checks, cash, and credit cards.

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Atlanta Georgia Open Rhinoplasty

How Do I Learn More About
Open Rhinoplasty In Atlanta?

Dr. Christopher Killingsworth and his staff of plastic surgery professionals would be happy to help you set up a personal consultation to discuss open rhinoplasty in Atlanta in more detail. Contact our Atlanta office at 678.367.3678, our Cumming, GA office at 678.586.4345, our Marietta, GA office at 678.367.4137, our Alpharetta, GA office at 678.647.6311, or request an appointment online today.

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