I’m a 45-year-old professional woman. I would describe my nose as bulbous, and it takes over my entire face. I would like to have a nose job but I have concerns. My nose is greatly narrowed and the tip is completely reshaped. Wouldn’t that result in a lot of scar tissues that is visible? Contouring the size and shape of the nose so drastically, does that involve going into the bone?
Any scar tissue present will not be visible. The incisions are made inside the nose. In an open rhinoplasty, the only external incision will be on your columella. When performed properly by a highly skilled surgeon, any scars will be minimally visible. Depending on your individual circumstances, fracturing the nasal bones may or may not be necessary. For example, when performing tip work only, fracturing the bones may not be necessary. However, this could leave you with what is called an open roof deformity, and the bones would need to be fractured during surgery to prevent this from taking place. Please feel free to send any photos to Ana, my patient care coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and I would be happy to evaluate them for you. Thank you for the question.