Rhinoplasty surgery can improve the nose’s appearance
Some patients are very unhappy with the appearance of their nose or how aging has changed their nose. Other patients are suffering from some type of physical or functional issue which impacts their breathing. A slight alternation of the nose made during a rhinoplasty can greatly improve the appearance and the function of the nose. As is true with any type of surgery, it is important that the patient be in good health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the rhinoplasty procedure.
The skill of rhinoplasty surgery
A rhinoplasty requires a skilled facial plastic surgery who can provide the artistry, along with the appropriate medical knowledge to successfully refine the shape of the nose so that it is in balance with the rest of the facial features. Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon, Dr. M. Sean Freeman approaches rhinoplasty surgery with the goal of resolving any nasal issues while maintaining the unique look of the patient.
The rhinoplasty procedure
During a rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Freeman adjusts the cartilage of the nose to improve its shape. He may also make refinements to the nasal bones to help bring balance to the facial features. Dr. Freeman typically makes incisions within the nose so they cannot be seen. This is called a closed rhinoplasty. If a patient requires significant change, Dr. Freeman may perform an open rhinoplasty where he will perform an incision along the base of the nose between the nostrils. This approach may result in increased swelling or bruising for the rhinoplasty patient.