New Year’s Day is a time for new beginnings, fresh starts, saying goodbye (and possibly good riddance) to the year just past. You may have been planning to have a new look, beyond the usual New Year’s resolutions about losing weight. An imperfection in the nose can do a lot to distract from otherwise pleasant features. Getting rid of this can do a lot to boost your appearance, self-confidence and general outlook on life.
You might think getting a nose job is easier than losing weight… and you’re probably right. That said, it does require a certain amount of physical discipline. Once the operation is complete, you’ll have to keep your nose safe from impacts, colds and flu until it’s fully healed. In fact, you won’t even want to wear glasses or pullover sweaters. There will be some swelling and a certain amount of bruising, and there may be skin numbness. All of these effects will go away before too long. The bruising will fade within a week to ten days, while the swelling can last for several weeks.
A surgeon does a nose job by reshaping the bone and cartilage underneath the skin. To make sure nobody looking at you can see any surgical scars, the surgeon will usually put the incisions inside the nose, where no one can see them. Doctors call this a closed rhinoplasty.
In some cases, the surgeon needs to make an incision in the skin covering the nose. This is called an open rhinoplasty, and the incision is usually made in the skin between the nostrils. In about one in five cases, a nose job may be performed alongside a chin implant in order to give balance to the face. A good rhinoplasty surgeon can look at your nose and figure out the best way to perform the surgery. With the help of computer imaging, the surgeon can show you various possible outcomes so you can tell him or her precisely the results you want from the operation.
Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte’s top rhinoplasty surgeon. 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. He’s devoted himself to 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 get the results they really wanted. If you live in or near Charlotte and want a nose job, schedule your appointment today or ask for an online consultation in order to get the discount on the consultation fee.