Non-surgical Rhinoplasty has been around since the turn of the century. Non-surgical rhinoplasty has been helping people worldwide for years now. It is especially helpful for people who want some changes in their noses, but don’t want to go under the knife of surgery or want to evaluate without risk what changes Rhinoplasty can do to their noses. Rhinoplasty is a procedure that helps alter the function, shape and size of the nose.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty does not involve any scars. In the beginning, this procedure used paraffin wax and silicone as fillers for the soft tissue of the nose to give it the desired shape. However, these were not very successful, but nowadays modern hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite fillers are used which give the desired results to the precise procedure.
Non-surgical Rhinoplasty cannot perform functional changes in the nose, but it can do wonders aesthetically. The results of the procedure are not long term but the procedure is pain free and the results are immediately visible.
Who can go for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
- Nasal bumps: People who have nasal bums on the bridge of the nose are near to the ideal candidate for fillers. Small amount of fillers are injected in the skin around the bump to even it out and making the nose look straighter.
- Droopy tip: Fillers can be used to lift up the droopy nasal tip giving the nose a comfortable side profile and making the face look younger.
- Mildly crooked nose: Dermal fillers can be comfortably used to correct the sharp angles which make the nose appear angular.
- Filling a nasal sidewall depression
- enhancing a retracted anterior nasal spine
- the enhancement of a retracted maxilla lateral to the pyriform (pear-shaped) aperture to displace the anterior plane
- the elevation of a saddle nose deformity caused by a failed primary rhinoplasty
- traumatic injury
- birth defects
How is non-surgical Rhinoplasty performed?
It is a natural question in the patients mind to know about the techniques and procedures that are used in the non-surgical procedure of a nose job:
The process begins with the consultation with an expert surgeon and discussing your expectation with him or her. The plastic surgeon will then explain to you what changes you can expect and how many of your goals can be met with fillers for the nose job.
Once you and the surgeon are both convinced on what changes the non-surgical nose job will bring to your face the next step is to schedule the time and date of the Rhinoplasty. Non-surgical Rhinoplasty is a completely outpatient procedure and it is very very rare that a patient has to stay in the hospital post the surgery.
One the day and time of the surgery a numbing cream is applied on your nose and let is sit for about fifteen minutes. Once the area is number fillers are injected using an injection in small amounts in an around the area that is to be worked on. The process takes only up to a maximum of thirty to forty five minute to complete. There are various filters that can be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty:
Calcium hydroxyapatite: This is also known as Radiesse. It is non-allergenic filler and lasts for up to fourteen months. It is non-reversible filler
Hyaluronic Acid: Commonly known as Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane and Voluma, this filler lasts for only up to ten months. This is reversible filler.
Liquid Silicone: This type of filler is used in the permanent non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Polyacrylamide gel: Popularly known as Aquamid this is also permanent filler.
Polymethylmethacrylate: Popularly known as Artefill, this filler is made up of microscopic surgical beads (plastic). Skin test is necessary for the use of this type of filler and it is injected over several sessions.
Recovery after a non-surgical Rhinoplasty procedure is easy and so is the recovery of the same. There can be little redness and bruising after the procedure but it does not hamper the day to day activities in any way. It is also sometimes called as the lunchtime procedure. Nevertheless it is also a procedure that should be done under expert hands only. Non-surgical Rhinoplasty needs to be repeated in about twelve months, so make sure that you follow up with your surgeon for the same.