Whether you are self-conscious about your nose or feel it doesn’t fit with the rest of your facial features, a rhinoplasty in Charlotte may be the ideal cosmetic treatment for you. 

Using industry-leading surgical techniques and skillful artistry, Dr. Mohamed can delicately shape and contour your nose to complement your other facial features and help you reach your aesthetic desires. 

Besides reshaping noses for cosmetic reasons, Dr. Mohamed is also passionate about performing rhinoplasties to improve the quality of life for patients with abnormalities, deviated septums, or facial trauma.

The Benefits of a Rhinoplasty 

There are many benefits to having nose surgery at Carolinas Center for Cosmetic Surgery. These benefits include: 

  • Improved Confidence – When you look good, you feel good. By treating your nose concerns, we can help you increase your confidence and self-esteem. 
  • Facial Harmony – By addressing an overly large or misshapen nose, we can restore harmony and balance to your facial features. 
  • Complete Customization – Whether your nose is too big, crooked, hooked, humped, or something else, your rhinoplasty is customized to fit your goals. 
  • Restoring Nasal Symmetry – If you have nasal asymmetry, Dr. Mohamed can precisely correct this problem for an improved appearance. 
  • Improved Breathing – If you have problems associated with a deviated septum, we can treat this to improve your breathing. 
  • Correct Abnormalities – Dr. Mohamed can correct congenital abnormalities that affect the nose to deliver an improved appearance. 

Am I a Good Candidate? 

It is Generally Ideal For 

You are a good candidate for a rhinoplasty if: 

  • You are unhappy with the shape of your nose
  • You have functionality problems due to your nose 
  • You are healthy enough for surgery 
  • You have realistic expectations for your treatment outcome 
  • You do not smoke 
  • You do not have any medical conditions that may affect your recovery 

It is Not So Great For 

You may not be an ideal candidate for a rhinoplasty if: 

  • You have unrealistic expectations for your treatment 
  • You wish to increase the size of your nose 
  • You are in an unhealthy state of mind 
  • You are undergoing this procedure for someone other than yourself 
  • You are pregnant or nursing 
  • You can dedicate time to rest and recovery 

How Old Do I Have to Be? 

There is no right age to get a rhinoplasty, but Dr. Mohamed requires full nasal maturity before this procedure. Generally, nasal maturity for females is around 16 years of age, while for males, it is about 17 or 18. 

No matter your age, Dr. Mohamed and his experienced team will work with you to determine if this is the right cosmetic treatment.

The Procedure Process Explained 

Before you schedule a date for surgery, Dr. Mohamed requires each of his rhinoplasty patients to meet with him for a comprehensive consultation. During this time, he will ask you questions and perform a facial assessment to learn more about your nasal concerns, aesthetic goals, and treatment expectations. 

Additionally, the two of you will discuss your medical history, past surgeries and treatments, past and current medications, and any medical conditions you may have. This information is vital when creating your customized treatment plan to help you achieve your rhinoplasty goals. 

In addition, Dr. Mohamed will go over the surgery in detail with you. This includes the techniques he will use to fix your appearance, the type of anesthesia, the risks and benefits of surgery, and what to expect before, during, and after surgery.

Depending on your aesthetic goals, Dr. Mohamed may recommend combining your rhinoplasty with another cosmetic procedure. We will discuss this at your consultation in more detail. 

Leading up to your surgery date, Dr. Mohamed and his team will provide you with a list of detailed steps you should take to prepare for your procedure. 

We generally ask that you stop smoking, refrain from alcohol consumption, avoid certain medications and herbal supplements, wear sunscreen to protect your skin, and use a humidifier to optimize your nasal health. 

In general, a rhinoplasty procedure reduces the size and shape of the nose while correcting nasal imbalances. During the process, Dr. Mohamed will reposition the bone and cartilage of the nose for optimal aesthetics and functionality. He will make an incision inside the nose only or between the nostrils. Once your surgery is over, Dr. Mohamed will close the incisions, and we will move you into our comfortable recovery room to rest until you wake up from the anesthesia. 

Rhinoplasty may be performed as a stand-alone procedure or with orthognathic (jaw) surgery. Combined with jaw surgery, this can bring optimal balance and functionality to the face. You can combine multiple cosmetic surgery procedures to make a drastic difference in appearance and achieve long-lasting results. 

The details of your personalized procedure will be outlined ahead of time during your initial consultation. We are transparent about our process and will tell you everything you need to know ahead of time.

Your nose will need some time to heal after surgery. To protect the structures and cartilage in your nose, you may need to wear a splint or bandage. You may notice some bruising, swelling, and discomfort in the first week after surgery, which you can manage with cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication.

After about one week of recovery, most of the swelling and bruising should subside. People often return to work at this time, although you should avoid strenuous activity for about a month after surgery.

While you will see visible results after a couple of weeks, you may notice gradual changes in your nose throughout the first year.

Other Things to Consider Before Getting a Rhinoplasty 

Are There Any Risks Involved? 

As with any surgical procedure, some risks are associated with rhinoplasty, including bleeding, infection, breathing difficulty, changes in sensation, perforation, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. 

It is important to note that when you choose a highly-experienced and skilled board-certified cosmetic surgeon, such as Dr. Mohamed, you reduce the chances of experiencing these risks. 

Will I Need to Request Extensive Time Off From Work? 

You must take enough time to relax so your nose can properly heal. Dr. Mohamed recommends taking at least one week off from work to prioritize rest and recovery. 

How Long Will My Results Last? 

Board-certified cosmetic surgeons like Dr. Mohamed have a lot of experience with this surgery. As a result, you can expect good results that last for a long time. Keep in mind that it may take up to a year to see the final results. 

Additionally, ensure you follow any post-operative instructions to foster optimal healing and protect your nose during recovery, as any damage could affect your final results. 

Is It Really Worth it? 

If you are unhappy with how your nose looks or functions, a rhinoplasty in Charlotte with Dr. Mohamed can help improve your quality of life. This is why rhinoplasty surgery is one of the most popular procedures in the cosmetic surgery industry. 

We’re Here For You

If you are ready to reshape your nose for better aesthetics and functionality, contact Dr. Mohamed at (980) 247-2927 to learn more about our rhinoplasty procedure. We look forward to helping you increase your confidence, self-esteem, and happiness with a rhinoplasty in Charlotte.