A short history of rhinoplasty
Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest forms of plastic surgery. The ancient Egyptians had techniques for reconstructing the nose, and the same was true of India in the sixth century B.C. Techniques were also known to the ancient Romans.
In the sixteenth century, rhinoplasty became popular in Europe as a way to repair facial damage from war or syphilis. This involved attaching a flap of skin from the upper arm to the nose. In the nineteenth century, surgeons learned to administer anesthesia before rhinoplasty. In World War I, metal masks were crafted to cover noses that had been damaged or destroyed.
All of these procedures were intended to repair major damage or birth defects. Modern rhinoplasty is very different. Although it can serve a medical purpose, such as repairing a deviated septum, it is most often used to make the nose look better. The surgeon makes his or her incisions on the inside of the nose or in the skin between the nostrils so that it will be hard to tell that surgery has even happened. After surgery, there is a certain amount of swelling, a little bruising and maybe some temporary skin numbness. The bruising fades within a week to ten days, but the swelling can last for several weeks.
Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon
The best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman, who has been certified by two different boards of surgery. Since 1988 he has focused on facial plastic surgery, including rhinoplasty. If you want a nose job, call today.