A medical nose job in Charlotte NC
Medical nose jobs are unusual — it’s more common for a nose job to be performed for strictly cosmetic reasons. But every once in a while somebody has a broken nose and it isn’t set properly. This can lead to sleep apnea, which can cause snoring, nosebleeds, infections and other health problems. If the injury is fairly old, or happened in childhood, an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon should know exactly what to do.
If the injury is fairly recent, it’s trickier. The nose is likely to be highly swollen from tissue damage, and until it goes down, the question is whether the bones in the nose are broken or merely displaced. If the bones are displaced instead of broken, a surgeon can do a closed reduction within a week of the injury. But if the bones are broken, the surgeon may choose to wait before performing a medical nose job. This is because a surgeon has as much trouble looking at a swollen nose and figuring out what it will look like when it isn’t swollen as anybody else does. The longer you let your nose heal before seeking a medical nose job, the more certain both your surgeon and yourself can be of the results.
The advantage of a medical nose job is that the surgeon already knows exactly what the nose in question is supposed to look like. Other than that, a medical nose job is very much like any other. Look for the most experienced surgeon you can find to perform it.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best nose job surgeon in Charlotte NC. He’s been certified by two different surgery boards, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has done nothing but facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. Many of his patients have already had rhinoplasty done by other surgeons, and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they really wanted. If you find yourself in need of a medical nose job, make an appointment today or ask for an online consultation to get a discount on the consultation fee.