Have you decided to get a nose job? Like most people considering nose surgery, you’re probably worried about scars from the procedure. But will a nose job leave noticeable scars.
What is a nose job?
A nose job, known medically as rhinoplasty, is a surgical procedure that is typically done to alter the shape or size of the nose. However, it can also be done to adjust functional issues e.g. to fix a deviated septum or repair an injury (click here to learn more).
Will a nose job leave noticeable scars?
A nose job will not leave noticeable scars for the most part, because the incisions are made inside the nostrils.
A nose job can be performed using the closed or open technique. With the closed method, all the incisions are made inside the nose, so there is no visible scarring. Incisions are also placed inside the nose with the open technique, but there is also a small external incision made on the columella, which is the tissue between the nostrils. However, the scar from this incision is almost indiscernible, since it is on the underside of the nose.
When rhinoplasty is performed by an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon patients can expect to get very good results, and scarring will be minimal. In addition, there are advanced surgical techniques that can be used to make scars less noticeable.
Minimizing scarring after rhinoplasty
After rhinoplasty, patients can minimize scarring by avoiding the sun as much as possible, because excess sun exposure can darken the scar. They should also clean the incision site as instructed by their plastic surgeon, and avoid any strenuous activity that would strain the nose.
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