Rhinoplasty and what you might want from it
Before you have a rhinoplasty done, you must be very clear in your mind of the reasons for it. You have to know exactly what you want and why. Few things change your self-image as much as altering your face, and a change to the nose can’t be hidden.
What changes you want will determine what the surgeon needs to do. A rhinoplasty surgeon who has met many different patients and seen many cases like yours can talk about the possible surgery with you and help you decide if this is the right choice for you.
A surgeon can use injections of hyaluronic acid filler to make a small change to the nose without real surgery. For a larger change,a surgeon will perform a closed rhinoplasty, making the incision inside the nostril. To make the biggest changes in the nose, a surgeon does an open rhinoplasty, making the incision at the base of the nose. This will mean more swelling and slower healing after the surgery.
Rhinoplasty is usually successful
Nine out of ten people who undergo rhinoplasty are satisfied with the results, and only one in thirty nose jobs has to be redone—but of course, those infrequent cases are the ones you’re most likely to hear about. This isn’t necessarily the surgeon’s fault. Some people are pressured into getting a nose job by friends, lovers or family, or go in without a clear sense of what they want their nose to look like or what it will do for them emotionally and socially.
The most notorious cases are the people who get addicted to surgery, spending thousands of dollars again and again. When this happens, it means the need for surgery is a coping mechanism for body dysmorphic disorder or other psychological issues that should be handled by a different sort of professional than a facial plastic surgeon. This is why it’s important to have a talk with the surgeon beforehand. Rhinoplasty, a blessing for those who truly need it, is too expensive to be used as the solution to the wrong problem.
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 rhinoplasty specialist, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.