Rhinoplasty is cosmetic surgery to the nose to change its shape, or make parts of it larger or smaller. Surgery involves the cartilage and possibly bone of the bridge, tip, and nostrils. Your Charlotte, NC cosmetic facial plastic surgeon specializes in nose jobs, and is an expert in the various kinds of methods used to achieve your aesthetic goals.
Cost, pre-surgery, and recovery
The average cost of rhinoplasty is $7,000, though this number can vary greatly in either direction depending of the simplicity or complexity of your procedure. You will have the opportunity to discuss cost during your consultation. At that time, your surgeon will also examine your nose to ensure you are a candidate for rhinoplasty, and answer any questions you may have. Recovery involves bruising and swelling for up to ten days. Your surgeon typically does not use nasal packing. Minor swelling can last for several months after surgery.
Kinds of rhinoplasty
Closed rhinoplasty involves the cartilage and bone on the bridge of the nose, while open rhinoplasty involves the cartilage within the tip of the nose, and the nostrils. Revision rhinoplasty is more complicated because it must correct or an operation or multiple operations that have already been done.
Dr. M. Sean Freeman
Dr. M. Sean Freeman has been practicing cosmetic surgery since 1988, and has helped multitudes of patients achieve their rhinoplasty goals. Dr. Freeman is Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon, and is located at the Center for Facial Plastic and Laser Surgery, a state-of-the-art facility in Charlotte.