Ancient and modern nose jobs
Rhinoplasty is one of the oldest forms of plastic surgery. The first nose jobs known to history were in India in the sixth century B.C., and involved using skin from the cheek of the patient. In the sixteenth century, rhinoplasty became widespread in Europe. It was done by attaching a flap of skin from the upper arm to the nose. Unfortunately, the surgeon could not separate the skin from the arm until after it had grown onto the nose, which meant that the patient had to spent a fairly long time stuck in an uncomfortable position. In World War I, metal prostheses were crafted to cover damaged or missing parts of the face, including the nose. None of these procedures were capable of anything more than giving a patient something that could be called a nose.
Modern rhinoplasty is very different. Although it can serve a medical purpose, it is most often used to improve the look of a functioning nose with a dissatisfying appearance. The surgeon carefully reshapes the cartilage and bone under the skin, making incisions on the inside of the nose or in the skin between the nostrils. 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.
Charlottes best rhinoplasty surgeon
The best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte is Dr. M. 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 live in the Charlotte area and are interested in a nose job, schedule your appointment or online consultation with the top rhinoplasty surgeon of Charlotte today.