What exactly is a columellar scar and does it go away on its own or do I need to get it surgically removed? (Photo)
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The columella is the thin strip of skin between the nostrils. In an "open" rhinoplasty procedure, an incision is made in the columella for access. Typically the incision is a "broken line" rather than straight line, as that ultimately makes the scar less noticeable down the road.I have never had a patient complain about his or her columellar scar in my 28 years of practice. Nasal skin heals beautifully; you shouldn't have to worry.
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