Closed Rhinoplasty: A Comprehensive Guide to a Scarless Nose Job

Closed Nose Job
Last Updated: February 14, 2023

What are the closed rhinoplasty procedures?

The closed technique is an aesthetic operation on the nose where all the incisions are made inside the nose without leaving any scars or marks on the skin. Therefore, this technique is an invisible scar because it is atraumatic and leaves no scar tissue.


Benefits of Closed Rhinoplasty

With a closed rhinoplasty technique, surgery can achieve minimum bruises and swelling and, most importantly, no visible scarring. In addition, since the nasal skin is not lifted with this method, the surgeon can instantly see the results of all the manoeuvres he has done during the operation. The possibility of working in this way can also offer the surgeon the opportunity to achieve more natural results. Another advantage of the closed surgery method is the ability to create a much better natural transition between the tip of the nose and the back of the nose. This is because it protects the subcutaneous soft tissues.

Technique of Closed Rhinoplasty Approach:

Closed nose job is performed through incisions within the nostrils, allowing access to the nose’s bone and cartilage. This cosmetic surgeries enables the  to reach all parts of the nose, including the dorsum, root, lateral walls, and nasal tip. If there is any deviated septum inside the nose, it can also be corrected during this rhinoplasty procedure with a septoplasty ( Septorhinoplasty procedure). Since all cosmetic procedures are carried out without external incisions, no visible scarring occurs on the skin. The success rate of this facial plastic surgery can be significantly high, mainly when performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive experience in closed rhinoplasty and septoplasty.

Open and Closed Nose Job
Open and Closed Rhinoplasty

Cosmetic procedures with no visible scarring:

After a closed operation with ultrasonic, there will be no visible stitches on the skin. In this surgical procedure, the entire operation is performed with the help of incisions made inside the nose and an endoscope, and all these sections are closed with self-dissolving stitches after the surgery.

Closed rhinoplasty procedures operating rooms time:

Closed nasal operation can be performed using different methods. Sometimes, the surgery can be completed by making a single incision through the nose and removing the arch on the back of the nose. However, in cases that require access, such as a more open surgery on the back of the nose, which we call hybrid rhinoplasty, the surgery duration is approximately two and a half to three hours. In addition, if the patient requires additional procedures such as nostril reduction, this takes approximately half an hour; in this case, the surgical time is around 3-3.5 hours.

Is closed nose surgery painful?

Closed rhinoplasty operations are done under general anesthesia so patients do not feel pain during surgery. Likewise, after surgery, our patients feel no pain and can return to their daily lives in less than a week.

How long does closed rhinoplasty recovery period?

After surgery, we expect the nose to heal fully on average in 6 months. However, closed rhinoplasty recovery time may vary depending on the patients’ skin quality.

Who is a good candidate for closed rhinoplasty?

Board certified surgeon Dr. Ulusoy usually prefers a closed technique to all his patients since it leaves no marks or scars, heals faster, and is easier on the patients.

Choosing a Closed Rhinoplasty Surgeon:

Kapalı burun estetiği ameliyatları açık ameliyatlara göre daha az sayıda cerrah tarafından uygulanmaktadır. Eğer siz de özellikle kapalı burun estetiği ameliyatı olmayı planlıyorsaniz tercihen birkaç doktoru yakından takip edip karar vermenizi öneririz. Takip ettiğiniz cerrahın size benzer burunlar üzerindeki elde etmiş olduğu sonuçları ve hasta yorumları size büyük ölçüde fikir verebilir. Daha sonraki aşamada ameliyat olmayı planladığımız cerrah ile bir online konsülasyon talebinde bulunarak görüntülü görüşme ile bu konudaki fikirlerinizi biraz daha fazla olgunlaştırabilirsiniz.

Closed Rhinoplasty Cost:

Does insurance cover closed nose surgery?

Most rhinoplasty surgeries are not covered by insurance  as they are considered cosmetic procedures. Therefore, if you are hoping for reimbursement from your insurance, it’s crucial to discuss this in detail with your insurance provider beforehand.

What affects the price of closed rhinoplasty?

The nose job cost varies widely depending on the country and the board certify plastic surgeon experience. The price is also influenced by factors such as the hospital’s facilities, the experience and equipment of the anesthesia team and surgical staff, and the quality of the anesthesia and surgical equipment used. Prices can vary significantly across different regions and cities worldwide, presenting a broad spectrum of cost margins.

How much does closed rhinoplasty cost?

Closed rhinoplasty avarage cost  2000-5000 Euro in Istanbul/ Turkey.

Closed Rhinoplasty Before and After Photos:

Closed Rhinoplasty + Alarplasty
Closed Rhinoplasty + Alarplasty


Closed Rhinoplasty Before and After
Closed Rhinoplasty Before and After


Closed Ethnic Nose Job
Closed Ethnic Rhinoplasty


Closed Nose Job
Closed Rhinoplasty Before and After

Frequently Answer Questions (FAQ):

Can I achieve a more natural results with closed surgery?

It’s important to note that closed surgery is performed from inside the nose without any cuts or incisions on the nasal skin. This surgery avoids any scarring on the nasal skin. It largely preserves the integrity of the skin and subcutaneous tissues, muscles, and their connections to bone and cartilage, allowing for more natural results. Additionally, a nose tip that retains certain flexibility and is not rigid can lead to a more natural appearance.

Does recovery is faster with closed nose surgery?

The healing times for both open and closed surgeries are similar. However, recovery can be quicker with closed surgeries since the structures under the nasal skin and the skin itself are generally preserved.

What is the duration of closed nose job?

Closed rhinoplasty surgeries have become quite popular again, especially in the last ten years, largely due to advances in surgical techniques and endoscopes. These allow for interventions on the tip, the dorsum, and the entirety of the nose in closed rhinoplasty, often without making any incisions on the nasal skin. Thus, the surgery duration is comparable between open and closed approaches.

Can every person be suitable for closed rhinoplasty?

 In some revision surgeries, the desired manipulations may not be possible with closed techniques, and open surgery may be preferred. Additionally, for specific ethnic nasal structures, opening up the entire nose may achieve more accurate results. Apart from these exceptions, closed rhinoplasty can be applied to most patients undergoing their first surgery.

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