Closed Rhinoplasty -over-resected nose
The vast majority of cases are those of closed rhinoplasty, leading to inadequate or overzealous resection. Excessive tissue removal takes place and nasal cartilages are over-resected.
This procedure became very popular in the 80’s and 90’s in South America, especially in Argentina and Brazil. It was never widely accepted either in Europe or the USA. Even nowadays many surgeons specialized in this technique or their apprentices still perform this type of surgery. Therefore, the age range of secondary rhinoplasty is remarkably wide, covering patients from 18 to 55 years.