A gentle and effective alternative to the pain and discomfort of surgery is using dermal fillers injections to improve the shape of your nose with immediately visible results.
Liquid Nose Job: An Alternative
Why People Get a Nose Job?
Many women and men are deeply unhappy with the profile of their noses. Very often it is the shape of their nose rather than its size which is a problem. Noses come in all shapes and sizes. Many individuals have a distinct bump, hump or hook shape which they dislike. For others, the nose can be very narrow or wide. The nose is such a prominent feature of the face that it is hard to disguise. That is why nose reshaping surgery (rhinoplasty) is one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures among men and women. However, it can be a drastic surgery.
Recovery Time From Surgery
The nose is a very sensitive area and initial bruising and discomfort can be quite considerable as the nose is essentially ‘broken’ during the surgery. Even when the cast has been removed and swelling subsided, patients are advised to expect full recovery to take a year.
There is now a non-surgical alternative. A small number of very elite skilled physicians are able to use advanced dermal fillers to gently yet effectively reshape the nose.
How does the non-surgical rhinoplasty work?
The beauty of the non-surgical rhinoplasty is that the technique is customized to suit each individual’s unique shape. Dermal fillers are used to reshape and alter key points of the nose in the following ways:
- Depressions are filled to create a straighter profile
- The angle of the tip of the nose can be filled to lesson the effect of a “hooked nose”
- Volume can be added to reduce the appearance of bumps or contour irregularities
- Volume can be added to the rims to reduce the size of the nostrils
- Filler can be added to depressions along the sidewall of the nose
What is being treated?
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty corrects the nose using long-lasting dermal fillers without the need for costly surgery and without recovery time. Fillers can be used to improve the look of a variety of noses. The most common problem that people seek treatment for is the Dorsal Hump. This is the classic bump on the top of the nose that can is very visible on one’s profile picture. It is also possible to lift the tip of the nose decreasing a drooping tip by injecting the base of the tip with filler. Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty can be used to correct irregularities that can arise from surgical nose jobs.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will the procedure take?
The nose-reshaping treatment will take about 30 minutes. Everyone’s noses and requirements are different and so it is possible some noses will take a little longer and some a little less.
What is the cost of a non-surgical nose job?
The cost of your procedure will depend on the amount of corrective work that is required. The majority of individuals will require only one syringe of dermal filler.
What is a dermal filler and how does it work?
A dermal filler is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the skin. It was originally developed to improve wrinkles by being injected into the skin to plump the surrounding tissue. To learn more: Juvederm XC
When will I see the results of the procedure?
Right away! Dermal filler treatments are instant which is one of the great things about them. You may need to allow a little time for redness and swelling to subside but this usually only takes a few days.
How long will the results last?
You should expect your liquid rhinoplasty to last up to 2 years depending on your skin type and lifestyle factors. The gel is naturally absorbed by the body over time.
Is the procedure uncomfortable?
The nose can be a sensitive area but the dermal fillers I use contain an anesthetic.
Ice is also applied to help decrease bruising, swelling and pain.
What do I need to do after the dermal filler treatment?
There is no recovery time with dermal fillers, so you can immediately resume normal daily activities. As with Botox, patients should avoid excessive alcohol, exercise or sun for the first 24 hours. You may also have some redness, swelling, and bruising.
Learn More About Non-Surgical Nose Job
To learn more about non-surgical rhinoplasty, call 804 673-8000 and schedule a consultation at DeConti Plastic Surgery today. Dr. DeConti participates in the Allergan Brilliant Distinctions Loyalty Program to help benefit your aesthetic needs.