What are the different surgical techniques used during revision rhinoplasty?
Traditional rhinoplasties generally involve either open or closed approaches. Revision rhinoplasty may employ advanced open techniques, including extracorporeal septal reconstruction. In this technique, the deviated septum is removed, modified, and straightened, and then replaced back into the nose.
The open technique requires an incision made within the columella between the nostrils. This is done to give the surgeon improved visualization and access to the bones and cartilage. The closed rhinoplasty technique has no visible scars and all incisions are made within the nostrils, completely hidden from view.