The nose is a very prominent feature of the face, and as a result, it can often be an area that people dislike. Undergoing a surgical procedure such as a rhinoplasty is one option, however, many people are not ready to commit to surgery. Fortunately, you don’t have to choose a permanent option. Instead, you can have a non-surgical rhinoplasty.
What is a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
A non-surgical rhinoplasty is a non-invasive procedure that is becoming increasingly popular. It involves hyaluronic acid dermal fillers being injected into the nose to alter its appearance.
Who can have a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
This is a great procedure for both women and men who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose but do not want to commit to a permanent solution, such as a surgical rhinoplasty. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is suitable for people who have a nose with a dorsal bump, is uneven or has a droopy appearance. You can even apply dermal filler to the tip of the nose to make it appear thinner and more refined.
When is non-surgical rhinoplasty unsuitable?
If you are looking to reduce the size of your nose, you will not be able to achieve this with a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Prior to having a non-surgical rhinoplasty, you need to attend a consultation with a surgeon, who will be able to assess your nose and determine whether or not you are an appropriate candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty.
What if I don’t like how the nose looks after non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Every care will be taken to ensure you leave happy with the appearance of your nose. However, you may find you do not actually like the results of your non-surgical rhinoplasty, or you preferred the appearance of your natural nose. Fortunately, this procedure is not permanent. The fillers used will eventually dissolve, so within a few months, your nose will return to its natural appearance. However, if you do not want to wait for the fillers to disappear, you can have them dissolved using hyalase.
How is the non-surgical rhinoplasty carried out?
As this is a non-surgical procedure, you will be awake throughout the duration of the procedure. The skin on and around the nose will be cleaned, and you will be given a local anaesthetic which will numb the area. The fillers will then be slowly injected. The surgeon will be gently massaging the area so the filler sits in the right position. You will be awake the whole time so you will be able to see this process take place. You will not feel any pain; you will only feel a pinch on the skin when the local anaesthetic is injected. The whole process will take no longer than 30 minutes. You will be able to leave immediately after the procedure.
What happens after the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure?
There is no recovery period for this procedure, and if need be you can return to work the same day as the procedure. You may notice some swelling or redness around the nose following the procedure.
You will need to take some precautions with your nose in order to avoid any disruption to the results. It is recommended that you:
- Avoid wearing glasses or sunglasses for long periods of time
- Avoid bumping or knocking the nose
Doing this will ensure the filler stays in the correct position and the appearance of the nose does not change. You can expect the results of the non-surgical rhinoplasty to last for 9 to 12 months minimum – the exact timeframe will vary from person to person. Factors that will influence how long the filler lasts includes what type of filler used, metabolic rate and physical activity.
Are there any risks of non-surgical rhinoplasty?
As with every cosmetic procedure, there are risks involved in a non-surgical rhinoplasty. In rare instances, the filler may be injected into the wrong area of the nose, or too much filler will be used. This risk is extremely rare but highlights the importance of always going to a rhinoplasty surgeon who is qualified to perform non-surgical rhinoplasty. As this is a non-surgical procedure, people who are not surgeons may offer this as a service. If you are considering getting a non-surgical rhinoplasty, it is important to check the qualifications of your surgeon prior to your appointment.