The benefits of a traditional nose job (also known as “rhinoplasty”) are well-known: by enhancing the shape or size of the nose, you can improve your overall facial harmony to achieve a more balanced and attractive appearance, in a permanent fashion. Of course, not everyone is a candidate for a surgical procedure, as some are just not mentally or financially ready to undergo that level of a procedure. The good news is that there is a less costly and not-so-permanent way to augment the nose – we offer this through what is called a nonsurgical “nose job”.
What is a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
The non-surgical nose job, also called a liquid rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure that uses dermal fillers to enhance the appearance of the nose. At Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery, we use hyaluronic acid fillers for liquid rhinoplasty procedures. These dermal fillers offer long-lasting results, adding subtle volume to the nose to improve its shape, creating a straighter profile of the nose. The primary advantage of a non-surgical nose job is that it requires dramatically less downtime and recovery care than traditional surgical techniques.
How is a Liquid Rhinoplasty Performed?
The liquid rhinoplasty procedure involves the injection of a hyaluronic acid filler into targeted areas of the nose. The treatment begins with applying ice to the treatment area to numb the skin. For patients who are experiencing a bump in the nose, the injection can be placed into the bridge of the nose to give the nose a straighter appearance. Alternatively, injections can be made into the tip of the nose to produce a more refined look. Throughout the treatment, patients are given a mirror so that they can closely observe the changes in their nose as additional injections are made. This ensures we are able to deliver optimal results for every patient.
What is the Liquid Rhinoplasty Recovery Like?
After a liquid rhinoplasty, we recommend avoiding any strenuous activity for the rest of the day. Besides this recommendation, there is no other recovery or downtime required. However, it is common to experience some skin irritation or swelling in the days following treatment. In most cases, these side effects resolve completely within one to two weeks.
What Results Can I Expect from a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
The results from a non-surgical nose job are visible immediately, meaning that patients can enjoy the benefits of treatment on the very same day. The duration of these results will depend on the dermal filler used for the treatment and will typically range between one and two years.
Is a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Right for Me?
The non-surgical nose job is a great alternative for patients who would like to avoid surgical procedures. To learn more about this treatment and determine if it is a good fit for you, contact us today to schedule your initial consultation at Garcia Facial Plastic Surgery.