Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure to improve the shape and structure of the nose. Your Charlotte, NC facial cosmetic surgeon can consult with you about the various surgical options for your nose.
In order to be a candidate for rhinoplasty, your nose must be done developing, and you must be healthy. While teens can have this procedure, their development usually completes in the later teen years.
Before surgery, you will need to have a consultation with your surgeon. They will examine your nose, take photos of your nose for a before and after comparison, and ask you about your surgical goals and any past procedures, as reconstructive rhinoplasty is available.
Rhinoplasty usually requires general anesthesia, and is typically performed at Charlotte’s Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery. The procedure is either open, meaning an incision is made across the tissue between the nostrils, or closed, meaning incisions are made inside the nose, and are not visible. Your surgeon will provide you with specific instructions for caring for your nose following your procedure. Your Charlotte, NC specialist typically does not use nasal packing.
Bruising lasts 7 to 10 days. Swelling usually subsides within a few weeks, although minor swelling can continue for a few months.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon is Dr. M. Sean Freeman, who has been practicing since 1988. As an expert in the field of rhinoplasty, versed in both traditional and innovative techniques, Dr. Freeman is known for delivering exceptional results.