Where are Nose Job Scars Located?

Most people undergo plastic surgeries to correct any facial deformity they may have, or address a displeasing feature. Therefore, these surgeries give patients the hope of having a renewed face with better cosmetic appeal and also a personality with renewed confidence.

Nose Job Scar Formation

Scar formation is a part of the body’s natural healing process and any procedure that brings a knife onto the skin will result in scarring. Like with any surgery, a nose job also involves scarring, but this is very minimal to the extent that it is almost unnoticeable. After all, there isn’t any point in undergoing an appearance-enhancing surgery that left unseemly scars in prominent positions on the face.

Rhinoplasty Scar Visability

The visibility of scars due to rhinoplasty depends on the type of surgery approach used on the patient. In closed approach rhinoplasty, incisions are made on the inside of the nose, therefore limiting the scars to internal nasal region. In an open approach, an additional incision is made at the base of the columella (the skin that divides the nostrils), thus leaving a well concealed, fine line scar. This scar will fell slightly hard to touch initially, but softens with time and can be hardly noticed. It takes about a year for the scar tissue to soften completely.

Skin types are different for different people and some have a greater tendency of scarring. Make sure to discuss this with the surgeon as he/she can then recommend the best methods to reduce chances of scarring.

Consult With A Professional Cosmetic Surgeon

Apart from the type of rhinoplasty approach used, the possibility and extent of scarring greatly depends on the surgeon’s skill. It is therefore very important to consult with a certified plastic surgeon so that one is satisfied with results post surgery.


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