Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure offered by an expert facial plastic surgeon in Charlotte, NC. The first step of rhinoplasty is to have your surgeon evaluate your nose. They will examine the inner and outer structure and skin of your nose to ensure it is operable, and also consult with you about any previous surgeries, your aesthetic goals, the cost, and take before photos for later comparison. Your surgeon’s office will provide instructions for any steps you must take in the days leading up to surgery, which can include lab work, fasting, and securing a friend or family member to drive you home afterwards as the anesthesia wears off. Surgery is performed at the Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, a state-of-the-art medical facility in Charlotte, NC. Surgery typically takes a couple hours. Recovery takes 7 to 10 days, with moderate bruising, numb skin, and swelling. Minor swelling and temporary numbness can persist for weeks or months.
A nose job can either be open or closed. In a closed procedure, the cartilage or bone in the bridge of the nose can be decreased, increased, or reshaped. In an open procedure, the tip of the nose and nostrils can also be reshaped.
Dr. M. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty specialist. He has been performing plastic surgery for nearly three decades, and is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology. Dr. Freeman is committed to excellence and patient satisfaction.