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The skills of rhinoplasty

The skills of rhinoplasty

The skills a rhinoplasty surgeon needs

To perform cosmetic rhinoplasty surgery on the human nose, a surgeon must be able to look at a person’s face and determine what sort of nose would look best. Gone are the days when a surgeon would slap a standard “ski-slope” nose on any sort of face and pronounce it well. The modern surgeon understands that no two faces are alike. Of course, there are a few general principles that apply. Symmetry in the face is almost universally considered attractive, and symmetry in the nose is particularly important. The widest part of the nose should be about as wide as the space between the eyes. A strong nose works better if complemented by a strong chin.


It’s almost never a good thing when the nose is the most conspicuous part of the face. The eyes and lips, with their mobility and expressiveness, should be the primary focus of the attention of others. The nose should complement these features. Even a slight adjustment in the lines of the nose can change the impression the face makes.


Because of this, a rhinoplasty surgeon must have a strong aesthetic sense, an intuitive understanding of human beauty and the skills necessary to make millimeter-fine adjustments in living human cartilage. The surgeon must bear in mind the angles the nose makes with the forehead, lips and chin.

Male and female noses

Sometimes what patients want is for their nose to look more masculine or feminine. The basic procedures of rhinoplasty are the same for both sexes. Male skin tends to be a little thicker than female skin, which blunts some of the sharp angles and makes the nose appear less delicate. The bridge of a man’s nose is typically straighter and more prominent, and the tip is less elevated. But these differences are so subtle that they only appear in the statistical aggregate. It takes an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon who has worked on thousands of different faces to develop a sense of these differences. A surgeon who has this experience can operate upon a nose in such a way that most people would say it looks more masculine or feminine, even if they couldn’t say why.


Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best 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 has done nothing but 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 need rhinoplasty, schedule your appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount on the fee.

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