Every rhinoplasty is different
Noses come in many shapes and sizes. The skin is usually thicker in men than in women, and the thicker the skin, the thinner the cartilage underneath most often is. The cartilage and bone are what the surgeon operates on, unless there’s a scar on the nose that needs revising. In about one in five cases, the patient should get a chin implant in addition to rhinoplasty — or even instead of rhinoplasty. The chin implant balances the face vertically, making the nose appear to be a little smaller.
Before the surgery, make sure you and the surgeon are in perfect agreement about what you want your new nose to look like. Computer imaging can help clear this up. Get someone to drive you home from the surgery. After the rhinoplasty, the swelling, moderate bruising and skin go away fairly quickly — the bruising fades within a week to ten days, while the swelling can last several weeks. Don’t put any pressure on your nose until it’s healed — not even glasses.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte today. He’s been certified by two different boards of surgery. Since 1988 he’s concentrated on his speciality — facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already gotten nose jobs from other surgeons and are seeking revision rhinoplasty to improve them. If you live in or near Charlotte and want a nose job, schedule your appointment or online consultation with Charlottes top rhinoplasty surgeon today.