Achieving Aesthetic Harmony Through Rhinoplasty in Charlotte
The most prominent and centrally located feature on a person’s face, the nose is often thought to bring character to a profile. The goal of any rhinoplasty is to create a size and contour that are aesthetically pleasing and naturally harmonize all the features. Rhinoplasty may also be performed to correct any structural flaws that interfere with proper breathing.
Dr. Beck is a master at perceiving just the right form not to only highlight the best features of a patient’s face but visualizing how best to enhance the characteristics that make the face uniquely appealing.
Who is a Candidate for Nose Reshaping?
If the concerns are cosmetic—size, shape or contour—anyone whose nose has stopped growing is a candidate for our Charlotte rhinoplasty. This typically occurs in a patient’s teens, from 15 – 17.
Structural issues, such as a deviated septum, that affect breathing, or create other non-optimal conditions, such as post-nasal drip, snoring or chronic stuffiness, may be addressed at any time.
“Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” What is considered aesthetically pleasing in one culture is not necessarily appropriate in another.
While a shorter, narrower, less bulbous or upturned nose may be the sought-after look among Caucasians in a Westernized culture, it may not represent the strength or character of another. The classic “Roman nose,” for example, has a well-defined and often prominent bridge, and may hook down slightly at the tip. This general shape may be a source of both pride and identity.
Dr. Beck is highly sensitive to such issues and will customize the surgery to create or maintain size and contours that reflect both the aesthetic goals and the cultural identity of his patients.
Revision rhinoplasty is a highly precise procedure to correct or alter previous nasal surgeries. This may be required:
- If the previous outcome was not satisfactory.
- To create a natural balance among facial features when additional surgery is being performed.
- When a patient had structural corrections done before the nose stopped growing and the current shape or size is not appropriate.
Why Choose Dr. Beck for Nose Surgery?
A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Beck is highly experienced in not only more routine cosmetic procedures but in advanced specialties, such as craniofacial, reconstructive and burn procedures.
This expertise, combined with his sense of artistry, and true caring and concern for his patients makes him an ideal choice for rhinoplasty—or any other plastic surgery procedure—in Charlotte.
How do I get started?
It all begins with your consultation, during which Dr. Beck will discuss your goals for the surgery, your lifestyle, medical history, and other factors that will impact your treatment. He will also ensure that you are well informed about your options and have a realistic understanding of what a rhinoplasty in Charlotte can accomplish in enhancing your natural features.
How is nose reshaping performed?
The exact procedure varies with each patient’s needs--from reshaping cartilage to bone grafting. Done on an outpatient basis, a procedure typically takes two to three hours and is performed under local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia.
A typical recovery schedule is as follows:
- Initial swelling, bruising, stuffiness, and soreness of your cheeks and jaw are treated with oral medications
- Three to seven days – Dressing and packing are removed
- Seven days – Splint is removed
- Seven to ten days – Resume normal activity (minus exercise)
- Two to four weeks – Most swelling has gone down
- 12 – 18 months – Ultimate results are achieved
Virtually any other procedure can be combined with rhinoplasty to help you look your absolute best, and computer imaging can help you decide what is right for you. Contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably the best rhinoplasty Charlotte, NC has to offer.