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.