A top rhinoplasty specialist does more than you realize. There is more than one kind of procedure performed by rhinoplasty specialists that falls into the category of nose jobs. Most of the people in Charlotte, NC who need or want rhinoplasty are looking for surgery on several different parts of their nose, but some people only want their nasal tip to be a little bit smaller, their nose to lose its hump or their nostrils to be a little narrower. An experienced facial plastic surgeon can help you decide where and what kind of surgery you need.
If you have a hump in the bridge of the nose, it may be caused by genetics, compression during childbirth or a childhood accident. If your nose is fairly narrow, a small hump in the bridge can be temporarily fixed by injecting filler along the sides. A more prominent hump in the bridge will need some form of rhinoplasty in order to fix it.
If the tip of your nose is too big or droops slightly, it can distract from every other detail on an otherwise good-looking face. The best angle to see if the tip of your nose is drooping is from the side, but you may need to take a selfie to see it — even if you use a hand mirror, seeing the side of your face properly can be hard. A good facial plastic surgeon starts by looking at the angle of the nasal tip and the upper lip, called the nasolabial angle. This angle should be at least 90 degrees, and should be about ten degrees more in women than in men.
One common reason for a nose job is to narrow the nostrils into a space of roughly as wide as the space between your eyes, which is about as wide as they ought to be according to general rules. In such cases, a rhinoplasty specialist often needs to fracture the nasal bones in order to narrow the nose at the top before refining the lower nostrils, often using cartilage from the bridge and taking care to preserve (or create) the perfect symmetry of the nose.
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlottes best rhinoplasty specialist. 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 nose jobs done by other surgeons, and come to him for revision rhinoplasty to get the results they wanted in the first place. If you live in or near Charlotte and are interested in seeing a top rhinoplasty specialist, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.