Non-Surgical Nose Job: Does it Last?
April 04, 2017
There are many patients who can benefit from the non-surgical nose job without having to undergo a traditional rhinoplasty procedure. The non-surgical nose job is a revolutionary, non-invasive treatment that can reshape the nose without surgery or the downtime associated with surgery. Through the use of injectable fillers, a patient’s nose can be reshaped to straighten a nasal profile, lifted to correct a drooped tip, or smoothed out.
The ideal candidate for a non-surgical nose job is someone who seeks to correct a mild imperfection, making the aesthetic appearance of their nose more balanced and symmetric with the rest. It is aimed to restore facial harmony and can result in a very pleasing, natural appearance. The non-surgical nose job is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to surgery, but should not replace rhinoplasty surgery if the patient is seeking any type of size or breathing correction. For example, the non-surgical nose job cannot make a larger nose appear smaller or improve breathing. Some patients should instead consider a primary rhinoplasty as a treatment option for these desired changes.
How is The Procedure Performed?
Facial fillers that are used in the improvement of adding contour, shape and volume to traditional areas on the face such as the lips and cheeks can also be used in improving the appearance of the nose. These fillers can be injected into areas of the nose and do not require an operation. In the non-surgical nose job, a common use of a soft tissue filler is to enhance the dorsum (enlarge the bridge). This technique is common in Asian and Black patients, as they frequently desire a fuller or higher dorsum. Soft tissue fillers can also be used to improve irregularities after rhinoplasty. For example, small depressions that may appear post rhinoplasty can be filled as an alternative to undergoing revision surgery.
Does it Last?
Although the non-surgical nose job is a great alternative to rhinoplasty surgery, it’s important to keep in mind that results aren’t permanent. Because of the short-term nature of an injectable filler, you will have to maintain your non-surgical nose job approximately every nine months to a year, depending on how fast your body metabolizes the product. Based on your personal treatment goals, your provider will help to determine how many treatments are needed to achieve optimal results. When it comes to rhinoplasty, on the other hand, that can only be performed surgically and, in some cases, can provide effective, more permanent results than a non-surgical nose job.
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