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How a nonsurgical rhinoplasty can provide amazing results

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There is a very good reason that the rhinoplasty is one of the most sought-after plastic surgery procedures across all ages, ethnicities, and genders. The surgical technique can provide dramatic improvements to the shape and size of the nose, ultimately improving the appearance by reframing the features. However, what keeps some men and women from seeking a surgical rhinoplasty is the high cost, lengthy recovery, and chance for post-op complications. Simply put, not everyone is ready for the commitment of surgery.

Luckily, an innovative, nonsurgical nose job is now available, creating astonishing results without the need for a nasal surgery or days away from work. The revolutionary nonsurgical rhinoplasty uses the same injectable soft tissue fillers that plastic surgeons turn to for smoothing skin and lifting sagging tissue. While the benefits sound promising, can a nonsurgical rhinoplasty pass the sniff test? Yes, it can.

What is a nonsurgical rhinoplasty?

A nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a relatively new procedure, utilizing the benefits of injectable fillers for an in-office "nose job." Revolutionizing the way surgeons look at people's noses, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty focuses on the small changes that can be achieved with dermal fillers. Dissolvable and reversible, a few tiny injections of a hyaluronic filler can equal big improvements in the appearance of one's nose.

One of the most common issues treated with the nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a pronounced bump along the nasal bridge. Meticulously placed filler injections can plump up the area around the bump, giving the illusion of a straight nose. Other improvements achieved with fillers include smoothing small indentations, creating a straighter looking nasal bridge, and lifting a drooping nose tip. The overall appearance can be improved with slight tweaks from filler injections, improving facial symmetry for a more attractive appearance.

Benefits of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty:

  • No downtime
  • Bruising and swelling are minimal
  • Procedure takes less than an hour
  • Results are immediate
  • Changes are reversible
  • Benefits last approximately 12 months
  • Dramatic results
  • Less expensive than surgery

No anesthesia is needed during a noninvasive rhinoplasty, meaning that patients can get back to their normal routine within hours. For optimal comfort, most doctors will use a topical numbing cream to ensure a well-tolerated procedure.

Are you a good candidate for a noninvasive rhinoplasty?

As the nonsurgical rhinoplasty does not involve any incisions, sutures, or anesthesia, the technique can be safe for almost anyone. The ideal patient will be looking for mild to moderate improvements in the shape or appearance of their nose. The benefits of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty are temporary, lasting from 12 to 18 months, making the treatment perfect for someone wanting to try out changes without committing to surgery. Best of all, using an enzyme called hyaluronidase, the results from hyaluronic acid fillers can be reversed. For those patients who like what they see, a refresher treatment can be safely performed when the benefits began to wane, maintaining the original results.

A nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not for everyone, however. Those patients looking for more dramatic results may not find the benefits of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty enough to achieve their needs. The treatment works well on external issues, but a nonsurgical rhinoplasty cannot correct interior issues such as a deviated septum or nasal function. Additionally, as the noninvasive rhinoplasty must be repeated every year or two, over time the cost can exceed the price of a surgical procedure.

The nonsurgical rhinoplasty and you

Is the no-hassle nose job right for your situation? To find out, schedule an in-person consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. Remember to be safe, protecting both your appearance and your health, by only putting your trust in a board-certified plastic surgeon. The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS) provides a plethora of tips and valuable information on how to choose the best board-certified plastic surgeon in your area.

The views expressed in this blog are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


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