Is There Scarring After a Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)?

Is There Scarring After a Rhinoplasty (Nose Job)?

The most common question, from the patients who want to have a rhinoplasty, is if there will be any scar after rhinoplasty. Nose jobs can be done with many different methods and techniques. Basically;

  1. Rhinoplasty with Open Technique
  2. Rhinoplasty with Closed Technique

 

Rhinoplasty with Open Technique

With open technique, a bridging incision was created and the nasal skin is folded upward to execute the operation. After the operation, there will be a scar on the tip of the nose due to this cut. There are some interventions due to minimize the scar;

  • Use medicines regularly given by your doctor after the operation
  • Protect your nose skin from the sun

Despite all these precautions, unfortunately a treatment that completely prevents the scar is not available.

 

Rhinoplasty with Closed Technique

With closed technique, there is no incision on the nose or on the pitanguy ligament. All surgical incisions are positioned inside the nostrils with no external scar. Since there is no incision on the nose, the healing process is much faster than the open technique. All tissues, nerves, and veins are preserved with the closed technique. So, the nose continues to be fed from the protected tissues after the surgery and this makes the patient have more comfortable time. There are no stitches, because there is no external incision, and there is no mark because there is no stitch. You can think “How this is possible?” With the experience and expertise of the surgeon, you can have the most natural, most compatible and no scarring rhinoplasty process.

 

In Which Season a Rhinoplasty or Nose Job Can Be Performed?

The used technique in a rhinoplasty or nose job is an important influencer.

In the open technique, the incision, made on the nose, creates a permanent scar because of the sun. Many surgeons who prefer open technique do not prefer to perform a rhinoplasty during the summer.

In the closed technique, there is no scar because there is no external incision. So, the sun cannot cause a problem after the surgery. With closed technique, the operation can be performed in summer or winter.

 

When is the Most Optimum Time for a Rhinoplasty?

The most optimum time is when the patient can save a quality time to rest after the operation. During this quality time, the patient will focus on the healing process and complete this process faster.