Rhinoplasty of the past
The history of rhinoplasty is long, but not pleasant to read about. Ancient Egyptian doctors could rebuild the nose, to help thieves whose noses had been cut off. In India in the 6th century B.C., skin from foreheads was used to rebuild noses. The method of sewing skin from elsewhere in the body onto the nose was also used in 16th-century Europe to repair damage from syphilis. In that case, it was sometimes the arm that provided the skin, which meant the unfortunate patients had to have their arms sewn to their face until the graft took.
Note that all of these methods were intended to provide a more or less acceptable repair to catastrophic mutilation. It was not until anesthetics came along in the nineteenth that it became possible to use rhinoplasty to make a perfectly functional nose look better.
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Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon. He has been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He has devoted himself to facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs, since 1988. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you live in or near Charlotte NC and want a nose job, improve your chances of success by making an appointment or scheduling an online consultation with the best rhinoplasty surgeon in the area today.