A Nonsurgical rhinoplasty, also known as a non-surgical nose job, is an alternative to traditional surgical procedures used to reshape the nose. The non-invasive process can significantly alter the size, shape, and profile of the nose.
The procedure is sometimes referred to as liquid rhinoplasty, because it uses dermal fillers, typically made of hyaluronic acid, to reshape the nose. It’s important to note that unlike traditional Rhinoplasty, a Liquid Rhinoplasty is only temporary. This is because over time the body breaks down and removes the compounds used in dermal fillers.
How is a Non-Surgical Nose Job Performed?
Before the procedure, you will consult with your surgeon, who will explain what areas can be treated by non-surgical rhinoplasty. Typical treatment areas and outcomes include:
- Lifting the tip of the nose
- Making the tip of the nose appear more prominent
- Smooth out bumps on the nose
- Add volume to the nose
- Create a more prominent nose bridge
Interestingly, when filler is added to the nose to improve the profile, it can actually make the nose look smaller. Often a large or prominent nose can appear smaller by using fillers to balance the shape.
Once you have determined your specific treatment goals, your provider will apply a topical anesthetic so that you will not feel any pain from the needle. They will then inject the filler material into your nose. You may experience a pinching sensation from the injections.
How Do I Prepare for Treatment?
As with all facial injections, it is important to avoid NSAIDs such as Aspirin, Tylenol, and Ibuprofen to reduce the risk of bruising. Similarly supplements like Vitamin E and blood-thinning supplements such as Gingko Biloba should be avoided. If you are on blood-thinning medication, consult with your surgeon beforehand.
What is the Recovery Process?
A non-surgical nose job does not have the recovery time of its surgical counterpart. It is an outpatient procedure which takes between 15 and 45 minutes. Most patients can return to work the same day.
You might want to take an ice pack with you to your appointment to minimize any redness, bruising, or swelling after the procedures. Dr. Castrellon will provide further instructions based on your personal needs.
Should I Get a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty or Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can provide subtle changes to your nose’s shape. Most patients report satisfaction with the results of their non-surgical rhinoplasty. However, it is important to note that the effects last six months or less.
If drastic or permanent changes are desired, traditional surgical procedures should be considered.
Whether you’re looking for a non-surgical nose job or a traditional surgical nose job, Dr. Castrellón can help. Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Castrellón where you can discuss your options, your goals, and any questions you may have.