Every nose job is different
Every nose has its own topography. The skin is thicker in some places, thinner in others. As a general rule, the thicker the skin, the thinner the cartilage underneath — and the cartilage and bone that form the structure of the nose are what the surgeon operates on. A good rhinoplasty surgeon will examine your nose inside and out, use computer imaging to show the possible outcomes so that you can say precisely which one you want, and develop a procedure to do this. Look for a surgeon with a big gallery of before and after photographs of nose jobs, and one who has a state-of-the-art suite for operations.
And in some cases the best way to improve the nose is by performing a chin implant. Accentuating the chin gives balance to the face, making a seemingly large nose look smaller and enhancing the effect of the nose job. About one in five patients seeking rhinoplasty should consider a chin implant.
After surgery, there tends to be swelling, moderate bruising and sometimes temporary skin numbness. All of these effects go away fairly quickly — the bruising fades within a week to ten days, while the swelling can last for several weeks.
Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte today. He has been certified by two different boards of surgery. Since 1988 he has concentrated on facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. If you live in or near Charlotte and want a nose job, make an appointment today.