Nose jobs FAQs for those curious
Nose jobs are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures, not just in Charlotte, NC, but across the United States. With a significant number people undergoing the procedure each year, this surgery helps patients feel more confident in their appearance as well as fix medical issues. Learn more about this surgery by viewing some common questions and answers about the procedure.

Q. What are some reasons people get nose jobs?
A. There are many reasons people choose to get a nose job. One of the most common reasons is for cosmetic purposes, like fixing a perceived flaw to improve your appearance. Others may need a nose job to fix medical issues such as a deviated septum.

Q. What can the surgeon do to my nose?
A. Facial plastic surgeons can make many changes to your nose. Your surgeon can smooth out bumps on the bridge of your nose as well as straighten it if needed. They can also change the shape of the nostrils to make them larger or narrower.

Q. Can teenagers have a nose job?
A. Yes, teenagers can have a nose job. However, it is important to ensure their nose is done growing before they have surgery. Typically, that is around age 12 for girls and age 15 for boys. Your surgeon will be able to advise if your teenager is a candidate for a nose job.

Q. What can I expect after surgery?
A. You will not see results immediately after your surgery. Following your nose job procedure, your nose will be swollen and bruised. These side effects generally fade quickly and fade in about ten days to a week. Be careful not to bump your nose after surgery and avoid allergens that can cause you to sneeze. Your nose can take up to a year to completely heal, so be sure to follow your doctor’s recovery directions closely.

Q. Will my insurance cover a nose job?
A. Yes and no. Most insurance companies do not cover the cost of nose jobs that are done for cosmetic reasons. This means any expenses stemming from the surgery, such as follow up visits, medications, and more, are not covered either. However, if you are having it done for medical reasons, they may cover all or part of it. It is always a good idea to contact your insurance provider with questions.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Charlotte, NC residents who are considering a nose job to improve their appearance or correct medical issues, should consider meeting Dr. Sean Freeman. Dr. Freeman is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon and has focused his practice exclusively on facial plastic surgery since 1988. He is also double board certified and takes great pride in helping patients get the best nose job results possible.