It’s only within the past decade that non-surgical rhinoplasties have gone mainstream. This is because this type of treatment can help with three main issues commonly seen; nose bumps seen on a visible side profile, lifting the tip of the nose slightly, and controlling minor irregularities created from surgery. Because our noses are a prominent feature on our face, non-surgical rhinoplasty has been an exceedingly popular alternative to surgical methods, and we’re here to provide a slight overview of this treatment and what it can correct for an overall better appearance.
What is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a non-surgical nose job, uses dermal fillers and Botox to correct minor cosmetic concerns with the nose and surrounding areas. These fillers, depending on the type used, create the illusion of structural changes within the nose to improve its appearance without the need for invasive surgery. Some of the most commonly used dermal fillers and neurotoxins within this procedure include:
- Hyaluronic Acid: Hyaluronic acid is the most popular dermal filler used in correcting facial contours due to its naturally derived ingredients. This acid is found naturally within the connective tissues of the joints and cartilage and is considered the filler of choice for many plastic surgeons due to its softness and natural feel.
- Calcium Hydroxylapatite: Despite being synthetic, calcium hydroxylapatite last longer than its natural counterpart. This injectable dermal filler is a long-lasting, non-permanent filler that’s considered biocompatible with human tissues and is mostly used for treating facial wrinkles and facial lipoatrophy.
- BOTOX®: BOTOX® injections use the neurotoxin bacterium Clostridium botulinum to block the nerves signals within the muscles. Cosmetically, BOTOX® can be used as a filler for the areas around the nose and provide a longer-lasting treatment option for cosmetic nose problems.
Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Right For Me?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can help change the shape of your nose for up to 6 months, and the procedure is ideal for people looking to smoothen bumps along their nose bridge, remove signs of a retracted alar, and round out areas of the nose such as the nose’s tip. This procedure is also known to be good for those with prominent dorsal humps as an aspect of their ethnicity, people who are still attempting to figure out what they want, and established people who want a quiet confidence boost in their appearance.
This treatment option can also help those considering surgical treatments to test out the appearance of their new nose, observing its shape and volume before committing to surgical treatment. In a way, non-surgical rhinoplasty allows people to test drive their ideal nose and decide on whether or not they want to commit to surgery. However, with all procedures, non-surgical rhinoplasty does come with some risks, including the risk of infection within the nose tissues, uneven texture from filler, and potential scarring along the nose bridge.
For those interested in learning more about non-surgical rhinoplasty, the best place to find out more information is to schedule an appointment with your local plastic surgeon today for a consultation.