Rhinoplasty can help people feel more confident in their appearance
Rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, can go a long way in helping Charlotte, NC residents feel more confident in their appearance. If you don’t like the way your nose looks, you may feel self conscious about your appearance and have low self esteem. And, since the nose sits in the center of your face, it plays a big part in determining how you look.

A rhinoplasty procedure is a popular option for people who want to fix the perceived flaw they see with their nose. Before having the procedure, it’s important to know what to look for in a surgeon, how to prepare for surgery, and what to expect after.

Look for an experienced surgeon
Once you’ve decided to have rhinoplasty, you’ll need to find a surgeon. Be sure to look for a surgeon who has experience performing this surgery. Take time to look at their photo gallery to see what kind of results other people have gotten, and to see if you like them. You should also look for a doctor who is board certified as opposed to only being licensed. Though these are all important things to look for, it’s not an exhaustive list. Be sure to research your doctor before making a decision.

Prior to surgery, you’ll need to stop smoking
Before surgery, your doctor will give you instructions to help make your rhinoplasty as successful as possible. Be sure to discuss any all and medications you are taking. Your surgeon may have you forgo taking certain medications a week or two before surgery. If you take any blood thinners or pain relievers like aspirin, refrain from taking them in the weeks before surgery. If you smoke, you’ll also need to quit as this can impact your results.

Following surgery, you’ll experience bruising and swelling
After your rhinoplasty, it’s a good idea to have someone stay with you for a few days to help. You’ll have swelling and bruising that will last for about ten days. Your nose will also be tender, so be careful when putting on shirts or makeup. Bumping the nose can cause pain and impact your results. Contact your surgeon if you accidentally hit your nose while it’s healing. Be sure to discuss recovery information with your doctor before surgery so you can plan accordingly.

Charlotte’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon
Charlotte, NC residents who don’t like the look of their nose may turn to rhinoplasty to help. Dr. Sean Freeman is the area’s most experienced facial plastic surgeon and has extensive experience performing rhinoplasty. He is double board certified and takes great pride in helping patients look, and in turn feel, their best. Be sure to contact his office today to schedule a consultation and see how he can help you.