When people think of reshaping the nose, rhinoplasty is often the first thing that comes to mind. Did you know, though, that you can get your nose reshaped non-surgically? Also called a “non-surgical rhinoplasty,” this method uses injections to strategically reshape the nose. While results are not as drastic as surgery, many appreciate the benefits and ease of this procedure.
Benefits of non-surgical nose shaping
Benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty include the fact that surgery is not involved and that going the non-surgical route is minimally invasive. Some are weary of going under the knife, and a non-surgical rhinoplasty helps them avoid surgery. It is also appealing to some because of its non-permanence. If you discover you don’t prefer the look, it will go away with time. In terms of cost, a non-surgical rhinoplasty is much cheaper than its surgical counterpart. Also, the procedure itself is quicker and requires no downtime, as opposed to surgery.
Drawbacks of non-surgical nose shaping
Of course, there are some drawbacks to consider. Results will not be permanent with non-surgical nose shaping. You will need to come back every few months (around 6 months or so, depending on the fillers used) for upkeep. Also, results will not be as drastic as with surgical rhinoplasty, since there is only so much that can be done with fillers.
How does non-surgical nose shaping work?
By using injectable fillers, the nose can be reshaped. Usually hyaluronic acid fillers are used; occasionally Botox may be used as well. Your healthcare provider will first listen to your areas of concern regarding your nose shape and will come up with a plan on how and where to inject fillers to strategically reshape your nose. A non-surgical rhinoplasty can make such changes as: smoothing out the contour of the bridge of the nose, lifting the tip of the nose or adding volume to it, and fixing small bumps on the nose.
Recovery from non-surgical rhinoplasty
Side effects are mild and include swelling, bruising, and some redness at the injection sites, which should subside in a few hours. Using a cold pack can help reduce the swelling. There is no downtime, and you should be able to return to work the next day. You should be able to see full results within a week or so.
Considering non-surgical rhinoplasty? Make sure you go to an experienced provider like Dr. Torkian.