There will be a nice nose, but also wound scars after a rhinoplasty. Nobody wants a visible wound scar which would deteriorate the results of a rhinoplasty. This guide provides you everything you need to know about scar development after a rhinoplasty.
There are two types of rhinoplasty; open rhinoplasty and closed rhinoplasty. A small wound scar can be the case, even if these are generally invisible.
Closed Rhinoplasty – All incisions are made in the nostrils and don’t leave any visible scars at the closed rhinoplasty. Closed rhinoplasty is a good preference for the solution of small problems, but doesn’t provide a visibility or treatment flexibility as at the open rhinoplasty. Most patients achieve better results with the open rhinoplasty.
Open Rhinoplasty – A small incision is made to the tissue in the mid of the nostrils during the open rhinoplasty. The incision is very small, but all details can be seen since it allows to see the interior of the nose and a more comprehensive surgical procedure can be performed. Most of the patients can’t see the scar themselves when the wound has healed.
The possibility of a scar after a rhinoplasty depends on different factors like how you care on your nose after the operation along with the skills of the surgeon, the skin type and genetics. It is possible that your skin gets sensitive for a couple of months after a rhinoplasty. Another point is that it must be stayed away from the sun as possible. The sun causes that the colour of the wound scar darkens and remains visible. Therefore, sun blockers need to be used and hat need to be worn, even in the shade. Being subjected to excessive sunlight during the healing period can cause subsequent visible wound scars. At the same time, it’s necessary to care well on the wound to encrust after the removal of the suture and not to try to remove these before they don’t fall themselves. This is harmful since it can cause a development of scar formation.