The nose has a significant role in aesthetic appearance. Since it occupies the central part of the face, the size, shape, and projection have a big impact on your overall look. Whether the issue is genetic or a result of a recent accident, you may consider getting a surgical procedure or non-invasive rhinoplasty.
Over the years, more and more people with non-symmetrical or too prominent nose tips and bridges are getting non-surgical rhinoplasty to correct the flaws. It is a safe and simple procedure that can rectify aesthetic and minor functional issues.
When do you need it?
You have three options — surgery, liquid rhinoplasty, or love the nose you’re born with. If you feel unattractive because of some imperfections in your nose or a nasal issue is affecting the function of your nose but afraid of the knife, then non-surgical treatment is what you need.
You are an appropriate candidate if have:
- a poorly defined, flat, or wide nasal bridge
- an asymmetrical nose that is noticeable
- a pronounced nasal bump that makes your nose looked hooked or crooked
- a nose with depressions or dents
- a wide or upturned nose tip
- a flawed outcome from the previous rhinoplasty
- a bump on nose bridge after injury
How does non-surgical rhinoplasty work?
This popular aesthetic procedure is not applicable to correct functional defects that require structure modification.
It works by injecting filler to:
- correct a retracted columella
- slightly reduce the size of the nostril
- augment a flat bridge or depressed dorsum
- fill a nasal sidewall dent or depression
- add projection to the nasal tip
- enhance a retracted anterior nasal spine
- create a perceptual diminution of a hump
- correct a post-rhinoplasty saddle nose deformity
- address a traumatic injury
What are the advantages of non-surgical rhinoplasty?
If you are hesitating to get a surgical procedure due to a lot of reasons, this cosmetic treatment gives you a chance to alter the look of your nose. While it does not resolve serious nasal flaws, it is an ideal choice if you are looking forward to some minor changes that will boost your self-confidence.
It is a medium-risk treatment with minimal risks and complications. However, like any treatment, it may cause some discomfort during and after the process. The nose has arteries that run through it and a slight error that hits one of them can lead to negative consequences.
Choosing a well-experienced and trusted medical practitioner will further eliminate risk issues. It is important that your attending doctor has a lot of practice in this field and is armed with extensive knowledge of facial anatomy, cartilages, and arteries.
No long-term recovery period
One of the perks of this non-invasive procedure is there is no downtime. You can resume your activities right after the treatment. The usual post-treatment issues last around 3-4 days, so you need to follow the advice of your doctor to prevent possible escalation of symptoms.
Since it involves injections, expect a little discomfort. To mitigate it, the practitioner uses local anaesthesia or applies a numbing cream. It is optional because some people have high pain tolerance. Moreover, some dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a type of anaesthetic that reduces the discomfort.
Minimal side effects
Expect the possibility of side effects that are less serious or minimal only. Some of them are redness, swelling, slight bruising, tenderness, or bleeding at the injection areas. They only last for a few days. Your attending doctor will also recommend some products and give you tips to address them. However, if they persist, it is best to talk to your doctor.
The whole nose reshaping treatment usually takes less than an hour, including the pre-procedure consultation, post-procedure check-up, and the waiting time for the anaesthetic or cream to take effect.
Compared to the standard rhinoplasty, it is less expensive. The total cost varies because of factors that include the doctor’s professional fee, type of dermal filler you choose, number of injections, type of clinic, and more. Typically, it would cost £450- £600 in the UK.
How would you prepare for liquid rhinoplasty?
If you have prior consultation and the doctor has already booked your treatment schedule, most probably he would advise you to do the following:
- Avoid taking ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil supplements, and vitamin E one week before the procedure. They increase bruising and bleeding.
- If you have prescribed medicines which include aspirin, make sure to inform your medical doctor or GP about your treatment plan and seek his advice.
- Stay away from alcohol for 24 hours before your nose job to prevent bruising.
What happens if you don’t like the results?
Fortunately, if you choose hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, you can ask your doctor to reverse the procedure. All it takes is an injection of hyaluronidase enzyme to dissolve the filling ingredient, and your nose returns to its original shape.
If you believe that non-surgical rhinoplasty is the right solution to your nasal problems, act now, and schedule a consultation with a trusted practitioner to help you make a final decision.