A top rhinoplasty surgeon needs immense skill, a great deal of medical knowledge and an intuitive sense of the aesthetics of the human face. Look for a surgeon who has been in business for years, if not decades — a surgeon who has worked on a great variety of noses and knows how to tailor the individual nose to the face. Looking at his or her gallery of before and after photos will let you know if this surgeon has done this. Also, try to find one who has been certified by more than one surgery board. Look on realself.com for a surgeon in the Charlotte NC area with many positive testimonials.
Make sure you start by having a good, long talk with your surgeon. Even the best surgeon is limited by his or her knowledge of what you want and hope for. It will help if this surgeon has some sort of imaging technology in his or her office that will allow you to see what your face will look like with a possible new nose.
Make sure you have time set aside at home for healing, with a minimum of physical strain and limited contact with other people. (The last thing you want, while your nose is trying to heal, would be to catch an illness that makes you sneeze.) Try to have a lot of liquids and lip balm available — you’ll be breathing through your mouth for a little while.
If you wear glasses and can’t do without them, get a pair of prescription contacts and spend some time adjusting to them before the surgery — you won’t want anything resting on your nose while it’s trying to heal. If you smoke, stop smoking before the surgery. This includes substitutes such as vaping or nicotine gum — nicotine is a vasoconstrictor, a chemical that causes blood vessels to constrict. This slows down the healing process. Don’t take any aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E or herbal supplements within the two weeks before the surgery — these may cause excess bleeding.
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon, 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. 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.