Every operation leaves scars. The better question would be “Does rhinoplasty leave visible scars?” The answer depends on whether or not an open rhinoplasty was performed. A small 1/8 inch scar will be present at the base of the nose, between the nostrils. This is highly camouflaged owing to two factors. The first is a natural shadow line that separates the nose from the upper lip. The second is the fact that the area can only be visualized by looking from down up, the “lover’s, or pet dog’s position,” as it has been described. If the nose reshaping can be carried out through a closed rhinoplasty, all scars will be inside the nostrils, and invisible.