Rhinoplasty was once only damage control
It is only in the past hundred years or so that surgeons have been able to use rhinoplasty to improve on the appearance of a functioning nose. The first known nose jobs were done in India in the sixth century B.C. by reshaping skin from the cheek of the patient. In the sixteenth century, damage from war or syphilis led to an increased demand for nose jobs. These involved attaching a flap of skin from the upper arm to the nose. The surgeon could not separate the skin from the arm until after it had grown onto the nose. (Imagine having to hold your arm up to your nose for all those weeks.)
But the modern nose job can do more than just repair severe damage to the nose. It is most often performed in order to improve the look of a nose that works perfectly well but does not look good enough to satisfy the patient. It can also repair a deviated septum that might cause sleep apnea. After surgery, you can expect swelling, bruising and maybe some temporary skin numbness. The bruising fades within a week to ten days, but the swelling can last for several weeks.
Charlottes best rhinoplasty surgeon
The best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte is Dr. M. Sean Freeman, who has been certified by two different boards of surgery. Since 1988 he has focused on facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty. If you live in the Charlotte area and are interested in a nose job, schedule your appointment or online consultation with the top rhinoplasty surgeon of Charlotte today.