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Getting your teenager a rhinoplasty

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Rhinoplasty – Charlotte, NC

If your son or daughter wants a nose job

No matter how uncomfortable a teenager is with his or her features, surgery should be avoided until his or her features have fully matured — about age 15 in girls and 17 in boys. The holidays are a good time for teen rhinoplasty. They’ll need to spend some time at home recovering, and this way it won’t cut into their school time. Because of this, however, your Charlotte facial plastic surgeon is likely to be very busy this time of year — so the time to make the appointment is now, assuming he or she isn’t already booked.

First, you have to make sure your son or daughter knows what he or she wants. This will mean having a long talk with the surgeon. After rhinoplasty, he or she shouldn’t do any serious exercise that would raise blood pressure, which will be a problem if he or she is an athlete. Garments that are pulled over the head should also be avoided, and he or she should avoid blowing his or her nose — which will mean avoiding others who might have colds.

Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best teen rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte today. Since 1988 he has concentrated on his speciality — facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and are seeking revision rhinoplasty to improve them. If you live in or near Charlotte and you or someone in your family wants a nose job, schedule your appointment with Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon today — or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.

A case of teen rhinoplasty

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Rhinoplasty – Charlotte, NC

Taylor and his nose

(Note: The following is a dramatization.)

Ever since he was a small child, Taylor’s nose and ears had always seemed a little too big for his face. His parents had otoplasty done to fix his ears before he was old enough for kindergarten, but even his friends joked about his nose.

His mom and dad told him he’d get used to it, and he did… until his teenage years, when he became more and more self-conscious about his nose. At fourteen, a surgeon let him know that 17 was the earliest age recommended for boys to undergo teen rhinoplasty, so he was going to have to wait.

But using computer imaging, the surgeon was able to show him what his face was likely to look like after surgery. This showed Taylor that what he really needed was work on his chin, hot his nose. Fourteen was also too young for chin surgery, but not too young for temporary fillers that did the same thing.

Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon. He’s 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. Since 1988 he’s done only facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already had rhinoplasty done by other surgeons, and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you want rhinoplasty in or near Charlotte, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.

 

A nose job is for when you’re ready

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Rhinoplasty – Charlotte, NC

The right age for a nose job

While procedures such as the eye lift, the brow lift and the face lift are usually performed to reverse the effects of aging, the nose job is most often performed to actually improve on nature. Otoplasty (ear surgery) is similar, but where otoplasty can be performed on very small children, rhinoplasty should be put off until a patient has reached a certain age — about 15 in the case of girls and 17 in the case of boys.

This means that if your teenage son or daughter wants a nose job, it’s likely to be several years before it would be a good idea for him or her to get one. Use this time wisely. There should be a long discussion between the teenager, the parents and the surgeon in which the teen is given the chance to give voice to his or her hopes and expectations. Computer imaging, which displays the possible results of surgery so that your teenager can choose exactly what he or she wants, is a great tool to use at this point. A collection of before and after photos, testimonies from other patients and FAQs about rhinoplasty are also useful.

Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte today. Since 1988 he has concentrated on facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. If you or your son or daughter lives in or near Charlotte and wants a nose job, schedule an appointment or online consultation with Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon today.

A case of revision rhinoplasty

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Rhinoplasty – Charlotte, NC

The candidate

(Note: The following is a dramatization.)

She was thirty. She wanted to get a job as an anchorwoman at a local station, and she did not think her nose was ready for TV. She found a surgeon who would give her a nose job really cheap.

When the swelling went down, her nose was a disaster. The sides were too narrow and the tip was too upturned. It might have been acceptable on another face, but not on hers. There went her TV career. At least with her old nose, she had been able to go out in public without embarrassment.

Doing some research, she found that she should wait a year between nose jobs. This was going to be a long year. She used this year to find an experienced surgeon who had performed revision rhinoplasty many times before. This time, it was done right.

Charlottes best rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. M. Sean Freeman is Charlottes most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. He has been certified by two different surgery boards. He has devoted himself completely to facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs, since 1988. With the help of computer imaging, he can show various possible ways your nose can look when the surgery is done. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to make them better. If you live in or near Charlotte and you are interested in a nose job, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.

Information about different kinds of facial plastic surgery procedures

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.

Recovery

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.