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Rhinoplasty in Charlotte, NC

Rhinoplasty – Charlotte, NC

Rhinoplasty overview

Rhinoplasty is cosmetic surgery to the nose to change its shape, or make parts of it larger or smaller. Your Charlotte, NC cosmetic facial plastic surgeon specializes in nose jobs, and is an expert in the various kinds of methods used to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Cost, pre-surgery, and recovery

The average cost of rhinoplasty is $7,000, though this number can vary greatly in either direction depending of the simplicity or complexity of your procedure. Keep in mind that there is a separate cost for your surgeon vs. the medical center and anesthesiologist. You will need general anesthesia for surgery on the bridge of the nose, but possibly not if you are only having surgery on the nostrils. Not having general anesthesia does diminish the cost of surgery. You will have the opportunity to discuss cost during your consultation. At that time, your surgeon will also examine your nose to ensure you are a candidate for rhinoplasty, and answer any questions you may have. Surgery will either be open, meaning stitches are visible, or closed, meaning stitches are hidden in the nose. Recovery involves bruising and swelling for up to ten days. Your surgeon typically does not use nasal packing. Minor swelling can last for several months after surgery.

Dr. M. Sean Freeman

Dr. M. Sean Freeman has been practicing cosmetic surgery since 1988, and has helped multitudes of patients achieve their rhinoplasty goals.  Dr. Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon, and is located at the Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, a state-of-the-art facility in Charlotte.

Nose job procedure, recovery, and more in Charlotte, NC

Teen Rhinoplasty in Charlotte, NC

Teen Rhinoplasty – Charlotte, NC

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.

The procedure

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.