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Scar Revision After Open Rhinoplasty


A relatively rare complication after open rhinoplasty is a visible scar along the columella and within the internal mucosa of the nose. When scars develop from an open rhinoplasty technique, there is usually associated hypertrophy of the incision site which leads to nodularity and redness of the lower part of the nose.

In some cases, and open rhinoplasty scar may lead to a condition known as the vestibular stenosis in which the opening of the nostrils is occluded by scar tissue. Scar revision after an open rhinoplasty requires the skill of an expert nose surgeon and an expert scar revision surgeon.

Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is one of the leading experts in the management of scars from an open rhinoplasty. He has extensive experience in the management of lip lift scars, alar rim scars, and open rhinoplasty scars. In addition, he can evaluate your nose to see if there’s further modifications needed for your rhinoplasty.

One of the leading treatments for open rhinoplasty scars is a combination Hidef protocol which includes  lasers, scar excision techniques, scar modulation, RF scar therapy, and revision open rhinoplasty. 

Kare Plastic Surgery in Santa Monica adhere's to the highest levels of professionalism and expertise in the management of difficult scars on the face and nose. Our corrective plastic surgery protocols are refined by Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian, a leading expert in the field.

Please call our office to discuss your rhinoplasty scar revision concerns and schedule an appointment at (310) 998-5533.