What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic surgery for the nose. Your Charlotte, NC cosmetic surgeon specializes in rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, and teen rhinoplasty. In order to be a candidate for a nose job, you must have a fully developed nose, though individuals as young as 14 may be candidates for teen rhinoplasty.
The Process Start to Finish
First, your surgeon will consult with you to discuss your aesthetic goals, and examine your nose for its internal and external structure and skin. The procedure is performed at the Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, a state-of-the-art facility in Charlotte, NC. Recovery involves 7 to 10 days of moderate bruising, skin numbness, and swelling. After that, minor swelling and some temporary numbness can continue for many months.
Some patients seek to simply reduce the size of their nose, while others want to increase the size, change the shape in a certain area, create symmetry, or change the overall impression of their face or profile. A nose job is either open or closed. A closed procedure usually involves only the cartilage and bone on the ridge of the nose. An open rhinoplasty includes the cartilage and tissue in the tip of the nose, the area between the nostrils, or the nostrils themselves. Many patients combine rhinoplasty with other procedures that compliment one another, like facial implants, face-lifts, and fillers. Your surgeon, Dr. M. Sean Freeman, is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon who has been practicing cosmetic surgery since 1988. Dr. Freeman is Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon, and is committed to excellent, patient-specific results.