The nose is one of the most important parts of the face. Small changes to your nose can make a big difference in your facial appearance. A common solution used by cosmetic surgeons to reshape the nose is traditional rhinoplasty. This surgical procedure usually provides long-lasting results. However, it might not be the best type of nose job for you.
In some cases, the fear, downtime, and cost associated with a traditional nose job can prevent people from undergoing surgery. This is why an increasing number of prospective patients are looking for a less invasive nasal reshaping option. Today, it is possible to change the shape of the nose with simple injections of hyaluronic acid.
What Are Non-Surgical Nose Jobs?
Also known as a 15-minute nose job or liquid rhinoplasty, a non-surgical nose job is a dermal filler cosmetic procedure. It aims to change the shape of the patient’s nose for up to six months. It is a modern innovation in facial aesthetic medicine. It is a good option if you are looking for instant results or if you cannot take time off work.
Why Many People Choose Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Are you looking to make your nose appear less angular but are not ready for a permanent solution? Do you want to smooth out bumps in your nose? Are you concerned about the risks and recovery time associated with a traditional nose job? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then a liquid nose job is the ideal solution for you.
How Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Works
This procedure involves the injection of dermal fillers into different points of the nose to change its shape. Cosmetic surgeons inject a gel-like substance, typically hyaluronic acid, underneath the skin in areas of the nose where the patient wishes to create volume or smoother lines. Sometimes, they use Botox.
The dermal filler settles into the deeper skin layers at the points of injection and holds its shape. This procedure can alter the shape of your nose for anywhere between four months and three years. How long it works will depend on your desired results, skin, and the filler ingredient used.
The procedure for a non-surgical nose job is fairly simple, especially when you compare it to traditional nose jobs. You will discuss your desired results with your cosmetic surgeon. He or she will then ask you to lie down and tilt up your face. To ensure that you do not experience any pain from the needle, your doctor may apply a topical anesthetic to your nose.
Your doctor will wait for the anesthetic to take effect before injecting the dermal filler into the target areas. You might feel some pressure or slight pinching while the doctor is doing this. The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes, hence the term 15-minute nose job.
Side Effects and Risks
The only side effect of this procedure, for most people, is a little sensitivity and redness in the injection area. Other possible but rare side effects include nausea, bruising, filler migration, and swelling.
To learn more about non-surgical nose jobs with fillers, contact Alan Matarasso, MD, at our office in New York, New York. You can call us at (212) 249-7500 today to schedule an appointment.