A history of rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty dates back to ancient Egypt and the Roman Empire, and in ancient India a surgeon named Sushruta used skin from foreheads to rebuild noses. The method of sewing skin from elsewhere onto the nose was also used in 16th-century Europe. In that case, it was the arm that provided the skin, and patients had to have their arms sewn onto their face until the graft took. And it wasn’t until the nineteenth century that anaesthesia began to be used. Let’s change the subject right now.
Modern rhinoplasty is more often performed for cosmetic reasons. The key is to make it look natural, so no one knows you had a nose job. To that end, the best facial plastic surgeons listen to their patients and use imaging software that creates 3D models of the patient’s face to show them what kind of nose would look best. Look for someone certified by a board of surgery, with years of experience and a gallery of before and after photographs of nose jobs. RealSelf.com is a great place to find testimonials about facial plastic surgeons.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
The best person to go to for rhinoplasty in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman. He’s devoted himself to facial plastic surgery and nonsurgical cosmetics since 1988 and has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. If you live in the Charlotte area and are interested in a nose job, make an appointment today.