You may have been thinking about having a surgical rhinoplasty in London if you have felt dissatisfied with the shape or size of your nose. Rhinoplasty surgery is a serious undertaking involving a general anaesthetic, skin incisions and a lengthy recovery period. Although the vast majority of patients who have a rhinoplasty in the UK consider it to be a worthwhile procedure, many patients may not need nose surgery to achieve ideal results. A non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a ‘liquid rhinoplasty’, is a non-invasive treatment that can achieve excellent results for a wide range of patients who may have only considered having a surgical rhinoplasty. Here, we present the essential information you need about what a nonsurgical rhinoplasty involves. Treatment options and suitability for treatment, as well as what to expect during and after the procedure, will be covered.
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What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Non surgical rhinoplasty is a non-invasive procedure designed to alter the size or shape of the nose with an injection of dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are one of the most common types of cosmetic injectable treatment carried out in the UK. Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid, or HA for short, can help to enhance volume and plump areas that have lost volume with time. Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are used in several different types of facial rejuvenation treatment. They are commonly used to enhance the chin or jawline and can be used to plump up the cheeks or treat the under-eye area (tear trough) for a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers can also be used to soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as well as enhance volume in targeted areas of the face to create a youthful glow without the need for invasive surgery.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty or liquid rhinoplasty involves precise injections of dermal filler into targeted areas of the nose to help a patient achieve their aesthetic goals. The injection of nose filler can help reduce the appearance of large bumps found on the bridge of the nose. This will often involve the expert injection of dermal filler both above and below the prominent dorsal hump. This helps to smooth out the bridge of the nose to create a more cosmetically appealing look.
It is important to remember that a non-surgical rhinoplasty is not suitable for every patient. Patients who want to reduce the size of a significantly larger nose can achieve optimum results with a traditional surgical rhinoplasty.
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Am I suitable for non surgical rhinoplasty?
Ideal patients for nonsurgical rhinoplasty include those who would like to achieve subtle improvements to the shape or size of the nose. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is not the ideal procedure for those who want to reduce the overall size of the nose or produce a slimmer-looking nose, as a liquid rhinoplasty can only add volume with dermal filler to fill out localised irregularities affecting areas of the nose.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Consultation
The consultation serves as an important foundation for planning the most appropriate treatment to enhance the size or shape of the nose. Several different structural concerns may affect the nose, requiring detailed treatment planning to achieve aesthetically appealing results. Whether it’s size or shape, length or width, aesthetic or functional concerns, there is a myriad of nasal issues that patients may describe to the doctor.
Rhinoplasty surgery is considered to be one of the most technically challenging cosmetic surgery procedures to perform in the UK. A liquid rhinoplasty also requires a significant level of expertise to achieve consistently good results. At your in-person consultation, it is important to be as detailed as possible when describing what you are hoping to achieve from a liquid nose job. It may be helpful to bring magazine cut-outs or photos of noses that you like the appearance of, as this can help your surgeon form a more accurate idea of what you are looking for.
Patients should be in a good state of physical and mental health and must be willing to stop smoking at least two weeks before the procedure, as smoking is associated with a higher risk of healing complications.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure
A non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment in London is performed very similarly to any other dermal filler procedure. The treatment takes between 30 and 60 minutes to carry out. Any pain and discomfort can be easily controlled by applying a topical anaesthetic. Many people often have injections of dermal filler in other areas of the face, and this may be combined with the injection of muscle relaxants. Patients often describe a mild pressure sensation or pinching as injections are made into the nose. As with any type of dermal filler treatment, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not permanent. You will need to have further maintenance treatments to preserve the results over time. Although many patients are happy to have regular treatments, others may prefer to have a surgical rhinoplasty for permanent results once they know they are happy with the results of treatment with nose filler.
Non surgical rhinoplasty at Centre for Surgery
If you have been considering rhinoplasty surgery but are not yet ready to undergo invasive surgery, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty could be the ideal treatment. Having an in-depth consultation at Centre for Surgery will help you to make the right decision. Our surgeons are renowned for their expertise in all forms of rhinoplasty procedures.
Our state-of-the-art Baker Street clinic in Marylebone is recognised as one of the best rhinoplasty clinics in the UK. With our extensive expertise and years of experience, choosing Centre for Surgery will help you to achieve the results you have always desired.