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Frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty

Frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty

Frequently asked questions about rhinoplasty in Charlotte NC

Here are some questions people in the Charlotte area might have about rhinoplasty, along with the answers:


When it comes to rhinoplasty, are there any important differences between men and women?

The basic shape is the same, but the bridge of a man’s nose is usually straighter and more prominent, and the tip is not elevated as much. Male skin tends to be a little bit thicker and more oily than female skin, which blunts some of the sharp angles and makes it harder for a surgeon to achieve precise results. The surgeon usually operates on the cartilage and bone rather than the skin, only making an incision in the skin if it’s necessary.


If you have a weak chin, can a nose job make it look less obvious?

If you have a weak chin, it makes a lot more sense to have the chin operated on instead. In about one in five cases, the patient should get a chin implant along with or instead of the nose job. Enhancing the chin balances the face, dispelling the illusion of an oversized nose.


I want a nose just like Ariana Grande’s, but I don’t really look like her and my cosmetic surgeon says it wouldn’t look right on my face. Should I take his advice or find another surgeon?

Listen to your surgeon. Facial plastic surgeons are experts in aesthetics as well as surgery.


Is there a way I can see what the outcome of rhinoplasty will look like before I get it?

Many facial plastic surgeons have computer imaging software that can show you what your face would look like with different noses on it.


How long does it take for the swelling and bruising to go away after a nose job?

The bruising fades within a week to ten days, but the swelling can last for several weeks or even a month or more. Don’t put any pressure on your nose until it’s fully healed. This includes wearing glasses, putting on a sweater or doing anything to put you at risk of sneezing. You need to be especially careful because your nose may be kind of numb.


Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplast surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon, certified by two different surgery boards. He has done only facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs, since 1988. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to make them better. If you live in or near Charlotte and are interested in a nose job, schedule your appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount of the consultation fee.

Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only FacesCharlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon, to schedule a consultation to find out what procedure is right for you. Call today.