In the past, an individual that disliked the size or shape of his/her nose had one option for improvement–a surgical rhinoplasty.
Some patients may be hesitant to undergo this procedure, or any cosmetic surgery, because of the associated downtime and permanency of the results.
Fortunately, skilled injectors are now able to offer their patients a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Using hyaluronic acid fillers, plastic surgeons can correct nasal humps, bumps, and drooping tips in 15 minutes.
So, is a non-surgical nose job right for you?
Aesthetic experts share five facts about this highly effective procedure.
1. Patients Can Elect to Have Temporary or Permanent Results
A non-surgical rhinoplasty can provide effective results that can be temporary or permanent.
For an initial treatment, plastic surgeons often use a temporary filler like Voluma to contour the nose with results lasting three months to two years.
Once the patience is ready for a more permanent change, a long-lasting filler such a Radiesse can be used.
2. Treatment Requires a Very Skilled Injector
Like other facial fillers, the skill and experience of the injector largely determines the procedure outcome.
Aesthetic experts warn that patients need to be especially cautious when selecting a provider for a non-surgical rhinoplasty.
If this procedure is performed incorrectly, it could further restrict the nose’s already weak blood supply and result in serious complications.
3. Many Areas of the Nose Can Be Reshaped
Patients often elect a non-surgical rhinoplasty to address humps or bumps on the bridge of the nose. A plastic surgeon can make the nose look straighter and smaller by filling in the area around the bump.
Fillers can also be used to lift the nasal tip and soften the angles a crooked nose.
However, a non-surgical rhinoplasty does have certain limits. It cannot be performed on a nose that is too large, has very thick skin, or is broken.
4. It Usually Costs More Than a Traditional Rhinoplasty
The cost of a surgical rhinoplasty averages about $5,000, while a patient can expect to pay approximately $2,500 a year for a non-surgical nose job with temporary fillers.
The price increases when a long-lasting filler like Radiesse is used.
5. Patients Can Expect an Easy Recovery
A non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great option for a patient that wants a virtually painless procedure with no downtime.
During the procedure, the nose is numbed with a topical anesthetic or ice. Most patients report that the 15-minute treatment is very comfortable with the nasal tip being the most sensitive part.
Patients may experience some minor bruising and redness for about a week. All normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment.
If you would like to discuss your options for a non-surgical rhinoplasty with an experienced injector, please call DC Derm Docs today to schedule an appointment.