A: Rhinoplasty and scars

There are two types of rhinoplasties: open and closed. In an open approach, there is small incision made on the columella, which is the part of the nose between the nostrils. This heals very well and is virtually undetectable in most cases. A closed rhinoplasty involves no external incisions, with all the incisions located inside the nostrils. The open approach allows for better exposure especially if more intricate work is to be done on the nasal tip or a paient requires a revision.

Please ask your surgeon to see photos of this incision and to discuss the options available to you for rhinoplasty techniques.

Best wishes,

Dr. Bruno