Rhinoplasty specialists do a variety of operations
“Rhinoplasty” or the “nose job” in Charlotte, NC can mean operating on the whole nose, or on different parts of it. Rhinoplasty procedures are all intended to deal either with the size of the nose or with irregularities in its shape that call attention to themselves. A deviated septum is a common reason for rhinoplasty, but there are several others.
Operating on the bridge of the nose
One common reason for a nose job is to repair an irregularity on the bridge of the nose, such as a hump. This may be caused by genetics, compression during childbirth or a childhood accident. It doesn’t always need an operation to fix it — in some cases, filler injections along the sides may provide a temporary solution.
Operating on the tip of the nose
The tip of the nose is one of the least important details on the face, unless it distracts in some way from the others — say, if it’s too big or droops just a little. This can be hard to see on your own — the best angle to check from is the side, but you may need to take a selfie to see it, because getting a good look at the side of your face is hard even with a hand mirror. The key is the angle of the nasal tip and the upper lip, called the nasolabial angle, which should be at least 90 degrees, and should be about ten degrees more for a woman than for a man.
Operating on the nostrils
According to general rules of facial aesthetics, the outer edge of the nostrils should be about as wide as the space between the eyes. This holds for both broad and narrow faces. If the nostrils are too wide or somewhat asymmetrical, they can be narrowed or refined using rhinoplasty. This often means fracturing the nasal bones — before the lower nostrils can be narrowed, the upper part of the nose needs to be narrowed, and the surgeon may need to remove cartilage from there to add it to the lower 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 rhinoplasty specialist, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.