Sunday, July 2, 2017

Scars after rhinoplasty

Many of my Houston rhinoplasty patients are ethnic rhinoplasty patients and have darker pigmented skin and are concerned about the appearance of scars after rhinoplasty. The majority of rhinoplasty that I perform is an open approach rhinoplasty which will leave a small scar in between the nostrils under the nose. This scar is almost completely imperceptible, even when lifting up the chin and I rarely have a patient complain about it.

Those ethnic rhinoplasty patients who have wide nostrils, flared nostrils, or a wide nasal base may require reduction in nostril size or alar base reduction. These incisions are inside the nostrils sill and a the nostril cheek/lip junction. These scars may take a little longer to heal after rhinoplasty but eventually settle nicely in a shaded region of the nose and within these creases. Patients can cover the scars with makeup two weeks after rhinoplasty and by 3-6 months, those scars should be fairly well hidden even without makeup.

Dr. Funk is a top rhinoplasty surgeon in Houston, TX.