The 411 on the Non-Surgical Nose Job

Yes, it is true. You can reshape your nose in just 15 minutes without ever seeing the inside of an operating room. Your board certified plastic surgeon has an array of dermal fillers that can revamp your profile.

You are not alone in thinking your nose may need a redo. The American Society of Plastic Surgery reports that nose reshaping was the third most popular cosmetic procedure in 2016, with 217,979 people improving their profile.

Part of the spike in nose reshaping can be attributed to demographics. The baby boomers and Gen X are aging. Faces and features change during the aging process; wrinkles develop, there is a loss of volume around the cheeks and below the eyes, and the nose changes form thanks to deteriorating tissues. The trend is also being driven by accessibility. With new filler techniques, nose reshaping has become more accessible; it now offers instant results and does not require anesthetic other than a numbing cream if desired.

If you have ever wanted to test drive a new nose, now is the time to set up a visit with your board certified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a candidate for nose reshaping with injectables.

The Benefits of a Non-Surgical Nose Job

The appearance of your nose can be enhanced with injectables in the following ways:

  • Slight asymmetry can be corrected
  • Nasal tip can be refined and reduced
  • Small bumps can be concealed
  • The Bridge of the nose can be corrected
  • The Dorsum can be made to look narrower
  • The Correction of asymmetry following surgical rhinoplasty

Limitations of a Non-Surgical Nose Job

What dermal fillers cannot do for a nose is to correct large humps or bumps, reduce a very large nose, or restore a nose that has been broken.

Which Injectables Will Your Board Plastic Surgeon Select to Get the Effect You Want?

Your plastic surgeon will most likely use a combination of dermal fillers like Juvederm™ and a filler comprised of hydroxyapatite (Radiesse®) to build up and shape your nose. Hyaluronic acid is naturally found in the body and is crucial for keeping the skin hydrated. Hydroxyapatite is a naturally occurring form calcium apatite.

A liquid nose job will cost substantially less than a surgical procedure. The results are not permanent, and they will need to be touched up. The cost of rhinoplasty and a 15-minute nose reshaping will vary by physician.

After your non-surgical nose job, there could be some slight soreness or swelling at the injection site. If the filler is injected to the top of the nose, the swelling could possibly linger for two days.

Is This Too Good to Be True?

The 15-minute facelift is as good as it sounds. A liquid nose job is definitely in the cards for many people who are looking to change up their profile. It is also a good option for anyone who is not a candidate for a surgical nose job.

Another benefit is that if you are not happy with your revision, the filler will disappear within a few months and your nose will return to its natural shape.  You can also reverse the effects with an injection of Hyaluronidase for a gel product and a kenalog injection can break down the results of hydroxyapatite injection.

It is important to be aware that the nose is a highly complex structure.  A new injector needs to be very careful about interfering with the blood flow to the tip of the nose.

Since the nose is also a very sensitive area, finding a highly experienced injector is key to a successful outcome.  Consult a board certified plastic surgeon prior to making any decisions. Ensure they have the skill to safely reshape your nose with a needle.

Dr. Ali Sajjadian is one of few plastic surgeons in the United States who holds TRIPLE Board Certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology, as well as the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Call our friendly Newport Beach office to book an appointment and learn if you can benefit from the 15-minute nose job.

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