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Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty in Charlotte, NC

Rhinoplasty and revision rhinoplasty in Charlotte, NC

Rhinoplasty requires precision

Rhinoplasty surgery is an important decision. When someone comes to a surgeon for a Charlotte rhinoplasty, they may have only the vaguest idea of what they want. The nose job surgeon, however, has to be able to translate their desires into a specific course of action. He or she needs to begin by discussing the wishes of the patient with him or her, then develop a plan for the procedure based on this. If the patient wants a narrower nose, the surgeon needs to reduce the width of the nose along its whole length, especially the nostrils, while maintaining its perfect symmetry. If the patient wants a less bulbous tip, the surgeon must measure the tip precisely and reduce its size while improving its shape.


Perhaps the surprising thing is how often rhinoplasty succeeds. About nine in ten people who get nose jobs say they are worth it, and according to a study in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, about 3.3 percent of nose jobs (or about one in thirty) need revision. Even so, rhinoplasty does not always turn out right.


Revision rhinoplasty

It takes several weeks for the swelling to go down after a nose job and for the customer to realize what has gone wrong.It is possible for an inexperienced surgeon to underestimate the thickness of your nasal skin, or overestimate the strength of the cartilage underneath. He or she might give you exactly the nose you asked for without mentioning that it would not look right on your face.


The good news is that you will be able to have your nose fixed, eventually. Revision rhinoplasty can correct the mistakes or accidents that sometimes happen with nose jobs. The bad news is that you are going to have to wait until at least a year after the initial surgery to have the corrective surgery done. When you are ready, you will want it to be done by someone who is a specialist in revision rhinoplasty.


Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte, NC. He has 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 has done only facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already had a rhinoplasty done by other surgeons, and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you are in need of Charlotte rhinoplasty and want to make sure it is done right the first time, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.

Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only FacesCharlotte’s most experienced rhinoplast surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon, to schedule a consultation to find out what procedure is right for you. Call today.