WHAT IS NON-SURGICAL RHINOPLASTY?
PLASTIC SURGERY DUBAI | 25 APRIL 2022
Until recently, nose reshaping was a painful surgical procedure that requires an overnight stay in the hospital and long recovery period. Non-Surgical Nose Reshaping, also known as Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is a safe, non-invasive procedure that uses dermal fillers to alter or reshape your nose, smoothing out any bumps and irregularities.
The non-surgical nose job became a popular treatment for different age groups because it is an excellent choice for those who don’t want to have surgery. Major advantages of Nose Reshaping Fillers are that you can return to work the next day and resume your daily routine. No more hospital stay, leave of absence or long recovery period.
WHAT IS NONSURGICAL RHINOPLASTY?
You may have heard of nonsurgical rhinoplasty referred to by its nicknames “liquid nose job” or “15-minute nose job.” A nonsurgical rhinoplasty is actually a dermal filler procedure that changes the shape of your nose for up to 6 months. This procedure is ideal for people who are looking to smooth out bumps in their nose or make it look less angular but who aren’t ready for a permanent solution, or are worried about the risks and recovery time involved in a traditional rhinoplasty. Going under the needle is certainly less complicated than going under the knife for a nose job, but modifying the nose’s shape is never risk-free. This guide covers the procedure of a liquid rhinoplasty.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty uses dermal filler ingredients to change the shape of your nose. A gel-like injectable ingredient (usually hyaluronic acid) is inserted underneath your skin in the areas where you wish to create smoother lines or volume.
The filler ingredient settles into where it’s injected in your deeper skin layers and holds its shape. This can change the look of your nose for anywhere from 4 months to 3 years, depending on your skin, your desired results, and the ingredient used.
WHAT’S THE PROCEDURE LIKE?
The procedure for liquid rhinoplasty is fairly simple, especially compared to surgical rhinoplasty. After a consultation where you discuss your desired results, 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 so you won’t feel pain from the needle.
After the anesthetic takes effect, Dr. Vigo will inject the filler into the area around your nose and maybe the bridge of your nose itself. You might feel a slight pinching or pressure while this is done. The whole process can take from 15 minutes or less to 45 minutes.
A nonsurgical rhinoplasty targets the bridge, tip, and sides of your nose. Fillers can be injected around any part of your nose to modify its shape.
This procedure works well 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
Additionally, if you have a mild prominent bump of the bridge of your nose, it can camouflage it and smooth the contour of your nose profile.
Liquid rhinoplasty won’t be able to give you your desired results if you want your nose to look smaller or if you’re looking to smooth out more prominent bumps.
WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER TREATMENT
After liquid rhinoplasty, you may see pain, swelling, and redness where your injection was inserted. Within an hour or two, the injection should start to settle. The redness should start to subside, and you’ll be able to better see your desired results. Bring an ice pack to use after your appointment. Results should be fully visible within a week or two. Redness or bruising should completely subside by then. As far as downtime, people who swear by liquid rhinoplasty love that there’s practically no recovery time. You can be back to work and your normal activities the very same day.
Most filler ingredients will dissolve into your skin layer within 6 months. Some filler ingredients will last up to 3 years. No matter what, results of a liquid nose job aren’t permanent.
PREPARING FOR TREATMENT
Different filler ingredients have different guidelines for how to prep for your procedure. Dr. Vigo will give you detailed instructions on what to do before a nonsurgical rhinoplasty. The suggestions below are broad guidelines:
– Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen), vitamin E supplements, and any other blood-thinning supplements in the week before the procedure. If you’re on any blood-thinning medication, make sure your doctor knows it.
– Be aware of your vitamin K levels to reduce the risk of bruising. Eat lots of green, leafy vegetables to boost your vitamin K in the weeks before your procedure.
– Drink plenty of water and eat a meal before your appointment. Don’t overeat, as you may feel nauseous during or after the appointment, but do make sure you’ve eaten something with starch and protein.