For many years, those of us who weren’t entirely happy with our noses had just two options. We needed to learn to love our nose as it is or we could undergo the surgical procedure known as rhinoplasty.
With constant advances in technology and the understanding of cosmetic and medical solutions came a third and non-surgical option to consider. We have cosmetic dermal fillers to thank for this new choice in nose jobs.
The basics of the non-surgical nose job
The non-surgical rhinoplasty uses injectable fillers to improve the aesthetics of the nose. Surgery is the only solution to treat structure issues with the nose. For those looking to just slightly alter their profile, dermal fillers can produce both subtle and drastic results.
The traditional surgical rhinoplasty alters the structure of the nose, requires anesthesia, and there is often a lengthy healing period as a result of the swelling and bruising from the procedure. The results are also permanent.
One of detail which is important for the non-surgical nose job is that results are not permanent. They can last up to 18 months, however. Small needs are used to inject the filler into the targeted areas in order to slightly alter the shape of the nose. There is no extensive recovery from the procedure.
How soon can results be seen?
According to nose reshaping specialist, Dr. Laniewski, in the most of situations results can be seen almost immediately. There will be some minor swelling and bruising at the injection sites but this will pass within a few short days. At this point patients will be able to see their complete and final results of the treatment. Compare this to the surgical rhinoplasty, which could require months for patients to see the final results once all of the swelling has finally subsided.
There is no downtime for patients who undergo the non-surgical procedure and there is no pain to consider.
What concerns can the non-surgical rhinoplasty address?
The dermal fillers can help to raise the nasal bridge, camouflage the appearance of a dorsal hump, even out any irregularities on the bridge of the nose, and ultimately refine the look of the nose. While technically adding volume to your nose with the fillers, the final results are often a nose that looks much smaller and more balanced.
What concerns can the non-surgical rhinoplasty not address?
Injected dermal fillers cannot alter the interior nasal structure. Concerns like a deviated septum need to be addressed with surgery. The fillers are also not able to trim down the width of the nose or nostrils. The nasal tip cannot be narrowed.
Are there any risks to the non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Any procedure, whether medically necessitated or cosmetic, carries with it a very small risk of complications. The non-surgical rhinoplasty is not considered to be a risk procedure, however.
Any potential risks are often seen as the result of undergoing this treatment at the hands of those who are not professionals. The dermal filler could be injected into the wrong place and may result in a rare complication known as vascular compromise. The risks of this complication are drastically minimized when the procedure is performed in a sterile and licensed facility.
The non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure is a great and minimally invasive means of seeing those aesthetic changes you’ve long hoped for.