Frequently asked questions about nose jobs in Charlotte NC
How many nose jobs are done in the U.S. in an average year?
In 2015, nearly 218,000 nose reshaping procedures were performed. The majority of these were done for cosmetic reasons, but some were done to fix medical problems, such as deviations in the septum.
Will my insurance or Medicare cover rhinoplasty?
Not unless it’s for medical reasons. If it’s cosmetic, you’ll have to pay for it yourself.
How do I prepare for a nose job and recovery?
First, have a talk with your surgeon about your desires and expectations. You should make sure he or she understands what you want, but you should also listen to his or her advice on what your nose should look like. There may be computer imaging software in the office that can show you a 3D image of your face with its new nose. Stop smoking for a couple of weeks before the surgery, and don’t take any aspirin, ibuprofen or herbal supplements. Get someone to drive you home from the surgery.
Afterward, try to avoid strenous exercise and don’t blow your nose. Breathe through your mouth as much as you can. Don’t wear glasses on your nose for the first month after the surgery.
How often do rhinoplasties fail, and what goes wrong?
About 90 percent of those who get nose jobs are satisfied with them, and only about one in thirty actually needs revision. If the surgeon is inexperienced, or doesn’t communicate properly with the patient, this can lead to poor results. Or the patient may catch a cold or have an accident during recovery.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon, certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology, or head and neck surgery. He has been a facial plastic surgery specialist since 1988. His rhinoplasty patients can usually return to regular activities after a week. An unusually high percentage of his patients are people who come to him for revision rhinoplasty after going to other surgeons in the Southeast. If you have frequently asked questions about nose jobs, schedule an appointment today or ask for online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.