Would you like to refine the tip of your nose, or fix a deviated septum? A nose job can correct these issues for you. However, because the nose has such a central position on the face, you certainly don’t want any telltale scars after surgery. Consequently, it’s important to find out if incisions for a nose job are visible.
What is a nose job?
Rhinoplasty, commonly known as a nose job or nose surgery, is a surgical procedure that is done to alter the appearance or function of the nose. When done for cosmetic reasons rhinoplasty can give the face a more balanced appearance. Functional rhinoplasty is often done to correct a breathing problem.
Are Incisions for a Nose Job Visible?
Depending on the situation, rhinoplasty may be carried out using either the closed or open technique.
Closed rhinoplasty is a completely internal operation, as the surgeon works inside the nostrils only. As a result, the incisions are not visible.
Open rhinoplasty also requires internal incisions, but an additional incision is made on the columella, which is the tissue between the nostrils. This is a very small external incision, so the scar is virtually indiscernible when the incision is fully healed.
Although there are no visible incisions with closed rhinoplasty, it is not the appropriate method for every patient. The specific surgical technique used for rhinoplasty, will depend on the extent of the work that needs to be done. It is therefore best to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon for an evaluation.
Are you interested in a nose job? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in Philadelphia or Plymouth Meeting, PA, The Pennsylvania Centre for Plastic Surgery is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.drbrenman.com, or by calling (267) 214-2443.