Does Rhinoplasty Leave Scars?

Since there are no effective laser plastic surgery options that provide the same results as a rhinoplasty, it is understandable that a potential candidate will want to know about scarring. The nose is the central facial feature so no one wants to have visible scars in exchange for a visual improvement. Luckily, the only incision that a doctor has to make to perform this type of procedure is at the very bottom of the nose where it will be hidden. Even if there is a lot of work to be done for you to reach the right size or shape, the single incision is enough to open the area for the entire treatment.

When you look at rhinoplasty before and after pictures, it is obvious that the only change you see is an improvement in the way the nose of the patient looks. In the first few weeks of recovery, it might seem like the incision area is very noticeable, but this is very temporary. As the wound closes, the redness will gradually fade until there is only a very faint scar remaining. The only chance that the scar will be larger than expected is if there is an issue that causes healing to delay, or when a revision surgery is required. This can cause the scar to appear a bit thicker, but this is not always true if you work with a reputable rhinoplasty surgeon.


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