There’s a good reason rhinoplasty is popular plastic surgery for all ethnicities and ages. The operation provides dramatic improvements to nose shape and size, enhancing aesthetics by defining attractive features. But some women and men shy away from the procedure because of its high cost and potential complications. Not everyone is ready or willing to get surgery, and that’s OK.
Now, an innovative, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment is available. It can create similar benefits without going under the knife. A non-surgical rhinoplasty employs the same injectable dermal fillers plastic surgeons use to smooth skin and lift soft tissue.
Benefits of a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali Sajjadian uses his experience and expertise in nose anatomy and aesthetics to deliver excellent results to his rhinoplasty patients. But the non-surgical techniques have unique benefits surgery can’t provide. They include:
- Quick procedure (less than an hour)
- No downtime
- Minimal swelling and bruising
- Immediate results
- Benefits last about a year
- More affordable than surgery
- No anesthesia or associated risks
Another advantage of non-surgical rhinoplasty is its results are reversible. If the results don’t meet your expectations, an injectable enzyme called hyaluronidase can erase any changes made to the nose.
In some instances, a non-surgical rhinoplasty does not measure up to its surgical counterpart. For example, if you have a deviated septum or obstruction in the nasal passage that limits your respiratory function, the only answer is nose surgery.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty also has limitations in cosmetic improvement, in that it can’t make an overly large nose smaller or vice versa. And, of course, patients looking for permanent results should choose surgery.
Who Are Good Candidates?
The operation is safe for anyone because it involves no incisions, anesthesia, or sutures. The best patients are men and women who look for a slight to moderate correction in their nose appearance or shape. The results are temporary, lasting 12 to 18 months. The treatment is perfect for patients who may wish to “test drive” a nose job before deciding on surgery.
Good for Most Ages
Because a non-surgical nose job uses the same injectable products to enhance other facial features, it is suitable for all adults, no matter the age. When performing surgery, a qualified surgeon must be careful not to operate on a nose that has not fully matured. While teens and children are typically not mature enough to decide on cosmetic improvement, most adult men and women can.
Non-Surgical Approach to Rhinoplasty
Also known as a liquid rhinoplasty, this procedure involves dermal fillers injected into the nose to alter shape. It’s an excellent option for patients with isolated deformities of their nose, like a dorsal hump or minor asymmetries.
It can also be an ideal choice for patients who had a nose job in the past and have minor irregularities after surgery. However, these patients require more expertise and care in their injections, as surgery has already altered the blood supply and increased the risks of complications.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an excellent option for those who want instant results. They may be unwilling to pay the higher cost of surgery or take a week or more off work.
Finally, patients may wish to see if they want to take the plunge and have surgery. The results are temporary and allow the patient to “try on” their new appearance.
Using Dermal Fillers for Rhinoplasty
It is vital to remember that Dr. Sajjadian is injecting filler during this treatment, so he adds volume. By default, this technique will enlarge the nose, so it is not a good option for patients with oversized noses who are seeking a reduction. While Dr. Sajjadian can use different techniques to create the illusion of a smaller nose, the nose will be more prominent regardless.
The most critical thing to remember is that there are risks associated with this procedure. The nose’s complicated blood supply essentially creates an arcade of small arteries and veins that ultimately connect with the eyes. If administered by an inexperienced injector with a limited understanding of this anatomy, there may be undue risks involved, like infections, skin necrosis, and blindness.
The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Experience
Dr. Sajjadian uses dermal fillers, decreases or removes a dorsal bump, gives volume and projection to a flat nose, aligns the nose, and corrects post-injury or surgical intervention flaws. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an exceptional option for women and men who have undergone one rhinoplasty and have some irregularity after surgery. They want correction without the use of incisions.
Why Dr. Sajjadian?
When patients look for the best surgeon to perform rhinoplasty in Newport Beach and Orange County, without fail, Dr. Sajjadian’s name will come up. He is one of the few plastic surgeons in this country to achieve triple board certification. He specializes in all plastic and reconstructive surgeries, but his passion is the nose. His results are natural-looking, and that’s no accident. He’s been doing rhinoplasty procedures since 1994.