What everyone wants to know about rhinoplasty

Frequently asked questions about a nose job include the following:

How long does it take to recover from rhinoplasty, and what do I do in the meantime?

After a nose jobs, there will usually be swelling, moderate bruising and sometimes temporary skin numbness. All of these effects go away fairly quickly — the bruising fades within a week to ten days, while the swelling can last for several weeks. You won’t know exactly what your new nose looks like until the swelling goes down. For the first week, avoid blowing your nose and don’t wear glasses. (It’s a good idea to get prescription contacts before seeking a nose job.)

How much does rhinoplasty cost?

Historically, nose job cost may vary around the United States. The cost may be from $5,000 to $12,000, and every location is different. The cost is unlikely to be covered by health insurance if the procedure is for aesthetic rather than medical personal. This should not be taken as a justification for seeking out the cheapest possible procedure — quite the opposite. If you have already decided to spend thousands of dollars to improve your appearance, it makes sense to find a surgeon who understands exactly what you want and will get it right the first time.

Are there any non-surgical procedures?

There are indeed such procedures — specifically, the injection of fillers under the skin. This can work if a nose or part of a nose is judged to be too small or narrow. It can be done quickly, with minimal discomfort and recovery time, but the effect only lasts for about a year.

What is a tip rhinoplasty, and how is it different from a regular rhinoplasty?

In a tip rhinoplasty, surgery is only performed on the tip of the nose. Since the tip is all cartilage, no bones need to be altered and recovery time is faster. Talk to an expert plastic surgeon to find out if this is right for you.

Charlotte’s best rhinoplasty surgeon

Dr. Sean Freeman is the best rhinoplasty surgeon in Charlotte today. He has been certified by two different boards of surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery) and the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Since 1988 he has concentrated on his speciality — facial plastic surgery, including nose jobs. If you want a nose job and have frequently asked questions about a nose job, schedule your appointment or online consultation today.