Although a nose job may improve your appearance and social confidence, there are other, more medical reasons to seek one. One is to repair a deviated septum. The septum is the part of the nose between the nostrils, and if it is crooked or damaged, it can cause sleep apnea. By obstructing breathing during sleep, it can cause you to snore, which can cause frequent interruptions in sleep for yourself and anyone nearby. Over time, this can have a severe impact on your health. According to a study published online Dec. 10 in JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery, even when a nose job is performed for aesthetic reasons it is often followed by improvement in cases of nasal valve insufficiency, reducing the symptoms of nasal obstruction.
One common form of nose surgery is revision rhinoplasty. This is performed on patients who have already undergone rhinoplasty, but are not satisfied with the results. These cases are particularly complex. It is a good idea to wait for at least one year after one nose job is completed before scheduling a revision.
Rhinoplasty is not for everyone. Until a nose is fully developed, it should not be operated on unless necessary. Full development of the nose happens at around age 14 to 16 for girls and 16 to 18 for boys.
When choosing a rhinoplasty surgeon, you will want a specialist with education and experience. A good rhinoplasty surgeon with the right computer imaging tools can help you express precisely how you want your nose to look after the surgery. A sign of a good rhinoplasty surgeon is someone with an extensive gallery of before and after photographs of nose jobs.
One of the secrets of nose surgery is that sometimes the best way to improve the look of the nose is to improve the look of the chin. A chin implant can enhance the effect of rhinoplasty by adding balance to the face. This is why it is a good idea to choose a surgeon who is an expert on all kinds of facial plastic surgery.
Without a doubt, the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte is Dr. Sean Freeman, who has been certified by two different boards of surgery, 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 patients come to him seeking revision rhinoplasty after having gone to other surgeons. 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.