Overview and Candidacy
Rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure to improve the nose. If you are dissatisfied about the appearance of your nose, candidates in the Charlotte, NC area can opt for this cosmetic surgery for improved happiness and confidence. Candidates must have a fully developed nose, which occurs between the ages of 14 and 16 for females, and 16 to 18 for males. Your surgeon will examine your nose’s internal and external structure, and also use computer imaging to envision the final look of your nose.
The surgery involves removing, augmenting, or altering the bone and/or cartilage of the nose. This is normally done through incisions inside the nose, but also along the columella, which separates the nostrils, or in the nostril creases, if necessary. There are many different kinds of improvements that can be made to the nose. For example, you can change the: nasal hump, tip rotation and projection, nostril shape, and even improve a twisted nose.
When seeking a surgeon, experience, education, and years of specialization are vitally important. As Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon, Dr. M. Sean Freeman has been performing facial plastic surgery since 1988. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon with patients throughout the Southeast, including your Charlotte, NC area.
Most patients have bruising for 7-10 days, as well as temporary skin numbness. Swelling usually lasts a few weeks, and very minor swelling can last up to several months. As a leader in the field, most of Dr. Freeman’s rhinoplasty patients are able to return to a normal schedule after just one week.