How does non-surgical rhinoplasty work?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses dermal filler material to change the shape of your nose. A gel-like ingredient is injected underneath your skin in the areas where you want to create smoother nose contours. The filler material, usually hyaluronic acid, can change the look of your nose for four months to three years, depending on your skin and your desired results.
What are the benefits and advantages of non-surgical rhinoplasty?
This procedure is great for people who want to smooth out nasal bumps or make their nose less angular but who don’t want to commit to the permanent results and risks of traditional rhinoplasty surgery.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is also much less expensive and requires virtually no downtime. This outpatient procedure typically takes 15 minutes or less. In most cases, you can go back to work later the same day! This treatment technique may be perfect for you if you want to:
- Smooth out small bumps in your nose
- Make the tip of your nose more prominent
- Add volume to your nose
- Lift the tip of your nose
If you have a mild bump on the bridge of your nose, non-surgical rhinoplasty can camouflage it and smooth the contour of your nose profile. Additional advantages of non-surgical rhinoplasty are that you avoid the need for general anesthesia, and since results are not permanent, you’re not “stuck” with them.
Risks and side effects
For most people, the only side effect of non-surgical rhinoplasty is a little redness, swelling, or bruising in the injection area for a day or two.
Injection treatments are generally less complex than surgical procedures, but changing the shape of your nose is never risk-free. The nose is a sensitive area filled with blood vessels close to your eyes. That’s why non-surgical rhinoplasty is more complicated than other types of injectable filler procedures. Serious complications are rare but include:
- Tissue death
- Vascular complications
- Add volume to your nose
- Vision loss
Studies have shown that complications are more likely to occur when an unlicensed provider administers non-surgical rhinoplasty. That’s why it is vitally important to select a provider with trained, skilled, and experienced injectors to deliver this procedure, like The Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Boca Raton, FL.
Costs of Non-surgical Rhinoplasty
Costs will vary according to what kind of filler you choose and the number of injections you need.
Ask your doctor for a detailed cost breakdown before your treatment. Since non-surgical rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will not pay for it.
Preparing for your non-surgical rhinoplasty
In the week before your procedure, avoid supplements or medications (such as aspirin) that can promote bleeding. Make sure you tell your doctor about any blood-thinning medication you are taking.
Eating lots of green, leafy vegetables will boost your Vitamin K levels and reduce your risk of bruising. Drink plenty of water and eat a light meal that includes starch and protein before your injection appointment.
Your non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure
Your doctor will have you lie down with your face tilted up. You may have a topical anesthetic applied to your nose and the surrounding area. Your trained cosmetic surgeon will then inject the type and amount of filler selected especially for you into the precise locations you require.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Recovery
After your procedure, you may see some swelling and redness at your injection sites. Within an hour or two, the filler material should start to settle and your redness will subside.
Bring an ice bag with you to your appointment, and ask your doctor if it’s ok to use it following your injections. Most patients can go back to work and resume their normal activities later the same day of their treatment.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Results
Your results should be fully visible within a week or two. Most filler ingredients will dissolve into your deep skin layer in about six months, but some filler ingredients last up to three years. Remember, the results of this “liquid nose job” are not permanent.
Schedule your non-surgical rhinoplasty consultation today
At Michael Horn Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Boca Raton, liquid rhinoplasty services are where skill meets passion. Our team provides the highest quality of care, always tailored to your individual needs. Schedule a consultation today to learn how non-surgical rhinoplasty could help you refine your look and reach your beauty goals.