It refers to surgical procedures performed with incisions made entirely from the inside, without need for incisions on the outside the nose.
The main advantage of closed rhinoplasty over open rhinoplasty is that it remains no visible suture or incision scars on the nose. In addition, since surgeries performed with closed technique do not involve incisions on the nasal tip, less edema is observed there and subsides more quickly. Since the skin on the nasal tip is not cut, the nerves remain intact, and no loss of sensation is encountered. Similarly, since the nasal tip is not cut, it maintains its elasticity. It does not harden, and retains its natural condition. In general, edema and bruising are less common in the surgeries performed with closed technique.
Another advantage of closed technical is that the surgeon can look at the nose from the outside during the surgical intervention. In this way, the proportions between the elements such as the eyes, eyebrows, cheekbones and forehead above the nose and face can be better observed. This allows for maintaining the natural appearance of the nose more easily.
The closed technique is actually a surgical approach that allows for almost the same procedures performed by the open technique. Therefore, the two techniques should not be perceived to be extremely different from each other. Patient-physician communication is of great importance when deciding on the technique. In conclusion, no matter which method is selected, the main thing is the patient's satisfaction.