I am 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 have some concerns. If my nose is greatly narrowed and the tip completely reshaped, wouldn’t that result in a lot of scar tissue that is visible? When changing the size and shape of a nose so drastically, does that involve going into the bone?
Great cosmetic question! The nose has to fit the face. If it fits the face and if it looks natural then it wont attract undue attention to itself and it will highlight the beauty of your eyes and lips. There are limitations to how small a nose can be made during a Rhinoplasty because the skin is not removed so it has to be able to drape over the reduced cartilage and bone framework underneath. Scar tissue always forms after any surgery. Period! You cannot get surgery without scar tissue anywhere on the body. If the nose surgery is done well by an expert Rhinoplasty specialist then that is the best you can hope for and scar tissue should not be an issue. Sometimes, simple steroid injections into the nose after Rhinoplasty may be needed to reduce scar tissue. Very rarely a Rhinoplasty surgeon may have to do a minor revision to remove excess scar tissue but this is rare. Whether or not bone work or breaking the bones or rasping the bones is needed during a Rhinoplasty completely depends on the individual’s nose. Its not always necessary.