Rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries

Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries. However, many Charlotte, NC residents who are considering the procedure may feel self-conscious about it. They should not, as over 223,000 rhinoplasties were performed in 2016 in the United States. This number is an increase over the number of nose jobs performed in 2015, showing how popular the procedure is.

Patients undergo rhinoplasty for many reasons

People may elect to undergo rhinoplasty for cosmetic or medical reasons. Individuals who have the procedure for cosmetic purposes may not like the way their nose looks and feel self-conscious because of it. Whether it be a bump on the bridge of the nose, a nose that is upturned at the end, or another reason, experienced rhinoplasty surgeons work to reshape the nose to improve the way people feel about their looks.

Another reason people have a nose job is for medical reasons. One of the most common medical reasons people have a nose job for is to correct a deviated septum. The surgery for a deviated septum is called septoplasty. While some patients are born with a deviated septum, others have one following an accident that caused a broken nose. A deviated septum can cause issues such as sleep apnea, recurring nosebleeds, and headaches.

Rhinoplasty reshapes the nose to give patients the look they desire

Contrary to popular believe, rhinoplasty surgeons do not really break the nose during surgery. They do, however, reshape the nose by sculpting the cartilage and bone. Surgeons typically do three types of operations on the nose to reshape it. Surgeons can operate on the tip of the nose, nostrils, and bridge of the nose. They can remove any bumps in the nose, narrow it, make the tip of the nose smaller, and make nostrils smaller, among other things.

Patients can often see what they will look like after surgery

Before surgery patients will have a consultation, as well as check-ups. During the meeting, the patient and doctor should discuss what the patients wants out of the surgery and what look they are going for. To help avoid confusion, physicians can use imaging technology to show the patient what they will look like after their procedure.

Since the nose plays a large role in determining how a person looks, additional surgeries may be recommended to maintain facial balance and keep people looking natural. For example, chin implants may be recommended to balance the facial features following a nose job.

Charlotte’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.

Dr. Sean Freeman is Charlotte, NC’s most experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Dr. Freeman is double board certified and is often called upon to teach surgical techniques to fellow doctors. Dr. Freeman has focused exclusively on aesthetic facial surgery since 1988, devoting his expertise solely to one area. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Freeman today to see how his vast experience can help you.