Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure involving the nose. Cosmetically, it is done to change the size, shape, or proportion of the nose. Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgery specializes in both teen and reconstructive rhinoplasty as well, and can consult with you on the best route to take to achieve your individual goals.
Before the procedure, your surgeon will meet with you for a consultation. He will analyze the structure and skin of your nose, both internally and externally. He will also review your medical history, which includes any previous procedures, nasal obstructions, and medications you take. Your surgeon will go over your aesthetic goals.
During the procedure, your surgeon will make incisions to gain access to the nose’s bone and cartilage, which provide its support and structure, as well as the tissue. For the bridge of the nose, incisions are made inside, and are not visible. For the tip of the nose, incisions are made to the skin between the nostrils. For the nostrils, incisions are made where each nostril meets the face.
Bruising tends to last for 7 to 10 days. Swelling can last for a few weeks, while minor swelling may last for up to one year. Temporary skin numbness may also occur.
Dr. M. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. He has specialized in cosmetic facial plastic surgery since 1988, and has pioneered numerous techniques. Dr. Freeman is based at the Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, a state-of-the-art surgical center conveniently located in Charlotte.