A quick history of the nose job
Not many people realize just how old a procedure rhinoplasty is. Ancient Egyptian doctors developed methods for reconstructive surgery on the nose, mainly to help convicted thieves whose noses had been cut off. In India around 500 BCE, a surgeon named Susrata rebuilt noses using flaps of skin from the forehead.
In the sixteenth century, surgeons in Europe would graft a flap of skin from the upper arm to the nose. The patient had to keep his arm sewn to his face until the skin had grown onto the nose and could be cut from the arm. Also, anesthesia was not used in this procedure until the nineteenth century. Now that rhinoplasty was no longer agonizing, it could be used to fix congenital deformities as well as disfigurement by trauma.
The twenty-first century is wonderful. Today you can find a surgeon with a modern suite for operations and a computer with imaging software to let you see what your new nose will look like. The surgeon should have certification from a board of surgery, years of experience and a substantial gallery of before and after photographs of nose jobs. RealSelf.com is a good place to look for customer testimonials about facial plastic surgeons.
Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon
The best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman, who’s been certified by two different boards of surgery. Since 1988 he’s focused on facial plastic surgery. If you’re interested in a nose job, call today.