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Keloid Scar from Nostril Piercing, Will It Affect Placement After Rhinoplasty?

I have two scars from previous nostril piercings, will these scars move from the placement they are in now?

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Scars from nostril piercing will not change after rhinoplasty.

The body of the nostrils will not be affected by a rhinoplasty. Any piercings will remain the same place.


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Keloid Scar from Nostril Piercing, Will It Affect Placement After Rhinoplasty?

The areas of the nose that are typically pierced do not appreciably change position following rhinoplasty. It is unlikely that your piercings would move following nasal surgery. I hope this information is helpful.

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Keloid Scar from Nostril Piercing, Will It Affect Placement After Rhinoplasty?

     The piercing should not substantially change in placement unless pierced on the far lateral aspect of the nostril and alar base surgery is performed.  Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of rhinoplasties each year.  Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.  Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA

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