What is a nose job?
A nose job, technically referred to as rhinoplasty, is a medical or cosmetic procedure performed on the nose. Cosmetically, a nose job alters the size or shape of the nose to improve its appearance, and the look of the face as a whole. Your Charlotte, NC cosmetic facial plastic surgeon specializes in nose jobs, including revision and teen rhinoplasty.
Before the procedure
Before the procedure, the first step is to meet with your surgeon for a consultation. He will examine the skin and structure of your nose, both interiorly and exteriorly to determine your candidacy. The clinic will go over cost and payment methods for your surgeon, the facility, and the anesthesiologist, any lab work you may need to have beforehand, and fasting the day before surgery.
Nose jobs in Charlotte are performed at the Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, which is a state-of-the-art facility. The procedure will either be open or closed, and is performed under general anesthesia, meaning you will be asleep. In a closed procedure, cartilage or bone on the bridge of the nose is augmented or reduced. In an open procedure, the cartilage on the tip of the nose is reshaped or resized.
Swelling usually lasts for a few weeks, and bruising usually lasts for 7 to 10 days. Minor swelling and temporary skin numbness can last for several months.
Dr. M. Sean Freeman
Dr. M. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Freeman is board-certified, and has been performing facial plastic surgery for nearly three decades. He is committed to excellence and patient satisfaction.