Rhinoplasty surgery – getting a nose job
Before going through rhinoplasty, you have to be sure you know what you want. Since rhinoplasty is expensive and not usually covered by insurance, you want to be sure it will work for you before you go through with it. If you’re generally pleased with your appearance but would like a smaller or differently shaped nose, rather than a general displeasure with your looks, this is a sign that rhinoplasty is right for you. Most of all, you want to be sure you’re doing this for yourself, not to please someone else.
You also need to be prepared to do everything you can to make sure the operation is a success, both before and after surgery. This may mean quitting smoking and doing without glasses for a while, among other things.
Once you’re sure of yourself, you’ll want to be sure of your surgeon as well. This means finding a Charlotte, NC surgeon with many years of experience and at least one board certification. If all goes well, this is an expense you’ll only have to meet once in your life, and it won’t be cheap no matter what you do, so there’s no reason to go searching for the lowest bidder. Having found the right surgeon, you need to be able to express what you want very clearly, especially if what you want is ethnic rhinoplasty.
Ethnic rhinoplasty used to mean something very different than it does today. There was a time when it referred to the practice of giving straight, narrow noses to customers who were African-American, Jewish, Asian-American and so on, in the hopes of making them look “whiter.”
These days, ethnic rhinoplasty means having a nose that looks more attractive while still reflecting the standards of beauty found within your own community. A good rhinoplasty surgeon has a sense of multiple standards of attractiveness and can work within them. According to a 2008 study, most African-American patients who went through open rhinoplasty done with an eye toward maintaining ethnic characteristics said they were very satisfied with the results.
Dr. Sean Freeman is the best surgeon to go to for ethnicrhinoplasty in Charlotte, NC. 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. He has 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 are interested in rhinoplasty, call his office today or schedule an online consultation for a discount on the consultation fee.