A very popular form of plastic surgery
Rhinoplasty is the most popular form of facial plastic surgery in America today. The nose is right in the middle of the face, the one place you cannot hide anything. The precise size and exact contours of the nose can mean the difference between seeing oneself as gorgeous and seeing oneself as plain if not unattractive. And yet the nose itself is not, or should not be, the center of attention in the face — that honor belongs to the eyes, and to a lesser extent the lips. The role of the nose should be to complement these features, rather than to distract from them.
Complicating the job of any facial plastic surgeon who operates on the human nose is that there are many different types of the nose, and in fact, no one can agree on how many. Some say six, some say twelve, some say thirteen and some say fourteen. The broadest categories of these are flat, concave, convex, and straight. The only two universals when it comes to noses are that the nose is supposed to be symmetrical, and the sternum — the core of the nose — is supposed to be straight.
Ethnologists have found that people whose ancestors come from cold, dry climates tend to have noses with longer, higher and narrower nasal cavities than those whose ancestors come from hot, humid climates. This is believed to be an adaptation to heat and humidify the air before it enters the lungs, so as to reduce the stress on the delicate lung tissues.
Despite all this variety, it used to be the case that facial plastic surgeons usually gave their patients a straight sort of nose whether it suited them or not. Modern cosmetic surgeons are better at serving a variety of customers, and it shows in the rate of satisfaction. According to one study, only about one in thirty nose jobs needs to be revised, and about 90 percent of those who have nose jobs consider them to have been worth it.
Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon
Using computer imaging, a good rhinoplasty surgeon can show you various possible outcomes, so that you can describe precisely the results you want from the operation. Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte, certified by two different surgery boards. 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 with the most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte today.
Contact Dr. Sean Freeman at Only Faces, Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon and top facial plastic surgeon, to schedule a consultation to find out what procedure is right for you. Call today.