In most cases, the incisions made during rhinoplasty are made inside the nostrils, making the scarring invisible. This is known as closed rhinoplasty and the incision is not visible. However, in some cases, such as open rhinoplasty, a small scar may be visible on the columella (the strip of tissue that separates the nostrils). This is known as open rhinoplasty, this scar is usually small, and it is placed in an area that is not very visible, it can be hidden by the natural crease of the nostrils.
It’s important to keep in mind that scarring can vary depending on the individual’s healing process, and some patients may be more prone to scarring than others. Additionally, the scarring may be more noticeable during the initial healing period, but it should become less visible over time.
It’s also important to follow the surgeon’s instructions for post-surgery care, including avoiding sun exposure and using scar-minimising creams, to help minimise the appearance of any scarring.
In summary, in most cases, rhinoplasty does not leave visible scarring, but in some cases, a small scar may be visible on the columella and it is usually small, and it is placed in an area that is not very visible.