Closed Rhinoplasty

In Chicago

12-21 DAYS

Whether you're seeking to enhance the symmetry of your nose to complement your facial features, or you wish to refine specific aspects of your nose for a more streamlined appearance, Impressions Face + Body is dedicated to unveiling the most captivating version of you. Our state-of-the-art closed rhinoplasty techniques, blending artistic finesse with surgical expertise, promise a seamless and minimally invasive transformation.

Closed Rhinoplasty in Chicago

Dr. Dayan, renowned for his expertise in closed rhinoplasty, offers a refined approach with over 3,500 successful procedures, ensuring minimal invasiveness and rapid recovery. His technique, involving incisions inside the nostrils, promises less visible scarring and is tailored to enhance facial harmony with precision. While specializing in this less invasive method, Dr. Dayan skillfully incorporates elements from open rhinoplasty to achieve results that beautifully align with each patient's unique aesthetic goals.

What Is Closed Rhinoplasty?

Medically known as an endonasal rhinoplasty, a closed rhinoplasty is a type of surgery that changes the shape, and therefore appearance, of your nose. In the closed rhinoplasty approach, surgical incisions occur inside of the nostrils, so that no external incisions are made. This means that close rhinoplasty is a less invasive approach that leaves no visible scarring. After performing over 3,500 rhinoplasties, Dr. Dayan has developed a specialized closed approach that uses stability-enhancing maneuvers common to the more invasive open approach, but I employ them through a closed approach. This advancement has allowed for less swelling with little to no bruising and a quicker recovery period.

Chicago’s Trusted Closed Rhinoplasty Surgeon

At Impressions Face + Body, we treasure your unique beauty. All our specialists and surgeons have innate artistry and the skill to transform your nose to its best version to empower your inner confidence.


Dr. Steven Dayan

Dr. Dayan, an esteemed facial plastic surgeon, is widely acclaimed for his rhinoplasty skills, which are a product of his vast experience, cutting-edge techniques, and artistic flair. As a board-certified surgeon with a prolific output of over 175 publications and authoring six books, Dr. Dayan performs up to 200 rhinoplasties annually, significantly surpassing the national average. His role as a global educator further amplifies his expertise. Distinguished for pioneering less invasive approaches to rhinoplasty and adept in both open and closed procedures, Dr. Dayan's practice stands as a testament to his rich surgical heritage and unwavering commitment to patient satisfaction.

What To Expect for Your Closed Rhinoplasty Procedure

You’ll take multiple steps between your first consultation and post-procedure aftercare, but we’ll support you. You’re encouraged to ask questions before, during, and after the procedure.

Your Closed Rhinoplasty Consultation

Dr. Dayan is one of few surgeons in the country considered an expert in what is known as the “closed-approach” to rhinoplasty. The closed method can be advantageous, as it is usually associated with shorter time under anesthesia, produces less swelling with little to no bruising and has a quicker recovery period. During your consultation, Dr. Dayan will be able to discuss which options will be best for you. It is especially important to select a surgeon experienced in treating both the interior and the exterior of the nose.

How To Prepare for Your Closed Rhinoplasty

As you embark on your journey toward a closed rhinoplasty, you will receive a personalized preparation plan tailored to your needs. However, there are some general recommendations to ensure a smooth procedure and recovery. Key considerations include:

Avoid Tobacco and Alcohol: Refrain from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption, as these can affect healing and increase the risk of complications.

Be Mindful of Medications: Certain medications can increase bleeding and bruising risks during and after surgery. It's crucial to inform your surgeon if you're taking any of the following:

  • Blood thinners
  • Natural supplements
  • Vitamins
Adhering to these guidelines is vital for optimal results and a safer surgical experience. Our team is here to support you every step of the way, ensuring your closed rhinoplasty journey is as comfortable and effective as possible.

During Your Closed Rhinoplasty Procedure

The closed rhinoplasty procedure typically lasts between 1 to 3 hours. Under a very light general anesthesia for your comfort, Dr. Dayan will make discreet incisions inside the nostrils, effectively concealing any scars. Employing the precision of a skilled sculptor, Dr. Dayan utilizes specially designed instruments to meticulously refine the nasal structure. His decades of experience are crucial in this phase, as he carefully sculpts your nose to achieve a harmonious and natural appearance, while ensuring minimal swelling during the recovery process.

Closed Rhinoplasty Aftercare & Recovery Timeline

After awakening, you will spend a brief period in the recovery area under the attentive care of our team at Impressions Face + Body. This is to ensure your immediate postoperative stability.

During the initial week following your surgery, it's common to experience:

  • Bruising
  • Bleeding
  • Swelling
  • Numbness
  • Pain
  • Difficulty in breathing

These symptoms are a normal part of the healing process. To aid in recovery, our medical staff will advise you to wear bandages for about a week to protect the surgical area. The nasal splint is generally removed about one week after surgery, depending on your specific case. Most patients start to see the initial results within two to four weeks as the swelling subsides. It’s crucial to avoid sun exposure and any pressure on your nose during this period.

Some patients may notice puffiness or swelling around the nose, which typically diminishes within a few days. To manage any discomfort, pain medication can be prescribed if needed.

The full realization of your rhinoplasty results unfolds gradually over a year as your nose settles into its new shape. Dr. Dayan will conduct multiple follow-up appointments throughout this year to monitor your healing progress and ensure your recovery is progressing as planned. Patience is key, as closed rhinoplasty's complete and final outcomes can take time to fully manifest.

With each step of the recovery process, you move closer to enjoying your newly enhanced facial profile – a change that can be appreciated after just one surgical session.

Am I a Good Candidate for Closed Rhinoplasty?

A closed rhinoplasty can greatly enhance your beauty, but it’s important to have realistic expectations going into it. Remember: not all patients have noses suited for closed rhinoplasty and open rhinoplasty is sometimes the better option for more complicated procedures.

Closed Rhinoplasty Benefits

Closed rhinoplasty offers a range of aesthetic and functional benefits, designed to enhance not just your appearance but also your well-being:

  • Refined Facial Profile: This procedure can significantly improve your facial profile, particularly the side view, by reshaping your nose to better complement your overall facial structure.
  • Boosted Confidence and Self-Esteem: Given the nose's prominence as a key facial feature, reshaping it can greatly enhance your self-image and confidence.
  • Improved Facial Symmetry: Closed rhinoplasty works to increase the symmetry of your face, contributing to a more balanced and harmonious appearance.
  • Restoration of Function: Beyond aesthetics, this procedure can correct structural defects or deficiencies in the nose that may impact its function.
  • Shorter Surgery Time: The procedure is generally quicker, making it less taxing on the body.
  • Minimally Invasive Approach: With all incisions made inside the nostrils, there are no visible external scars, ensuring a more discreet cosmetic intervention.
  • Reduced Recovery Time: Patients typically experience a shorter recovery period, although the extent of bruising is similar to that of open rhinoplasty techniques.
How much does a closed rhinoplasty cost in Chicago?
In Chicago, a closed rhinoplasty can range greatly depending on how complex the procedure is. During your consultation, you’ll get a more detailed cost breakdown for your specific aesthetic goals.
Are there any closed rhinoplasty risks?
As a closed rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure, there are rare risks. These include nosebleeds, numbness, breathing difficulties, and more. If you aren't satisfied with the result, a second surgery is possible, but one must wait until the nose is completely healed, which could take a year.
How painful is a closed rhinoplasty?
A closed rhinoplasty procedure is performed while you’re under light general anesthesia so that you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Post-procedure, we rarely, if ever, pack your nostrils, but we often put tape and a cast on the surface. You may experience some swelling and discomfort as you heal, but with a closed rhinoplasty, it is rare or mild.
How long do closed rhinoplasty results last?
A closed rhinoplasty procedure is permanent, so it will last a lifetime.
What is the difference between open and closed rhinoplasty?
In a closed rhinoplasty, incisions are made inside the nose, while during an open rhinoplasty, incisions are made from outside the nose (in the column between your nostrils). Open rhinoplasty offers surgeons the best access to the internal structures of the nose, but can cause some scarring (though minimal).
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