Geordie Shore star Charlotte Crosby said of her new nose that “It looks exactly like when I Photoshopped it! I love it.” Olympic gold medalist Stephanie Rice said of her first rhinoplasty that “Seeing the better version of my nose made me realise how much it had been affecting me.”
Over a hundred thousand people get rhinoplasties every year. According to the Web site Real Self, 90% of those who rated their rhinoplasties in the last two years declared them worth it. For those who have felt self-conscious about their noses and faces for most of their lives, it is liberating to finally be able to show the world a face you are comfortable with. Some young women have begun using photographs and the Internet to document every stage of their own rhinoplasties and recoveries for their friends — not only the before and after, but the transition period between the end of the surgery and the dissipation of the aftereffects.
In addition to its cosmetic purpose, rhinoplasty can also solve some breathing problems, such as sleep apnea from a deviated septum which could otherwise lead to health problems. It can even be given to patients who have already had it but are unhappy with the results. This is called revision rhinoplasty, and it is particularly complex. A patient should wait for at least one year after the completion of one rhinoplasty before undergoing a revision, and look for a surgeon who has often performed revision rhinoplasties.
After surgery, there is a certain amount of swelling, moderate bruising and occasionally some temporary skin numbness. The bruising fades within a week to ten days, while the swelling can last for several weeks. Don’t jump to any conclusions about what your new nose looks like until the swelling has gone down completely.
A good rhinoplasty surgeon can look at your nose and figure out the best way to perform the surgery. Using computer imaging, the surgeon can show you various possible outcomes, so that you can describe precisely the results you want from the operation.
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon. He has 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 only 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 live in or near Charlotte and are looking for a nose job, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.