Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, Board Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
The nose is considered one of the most noticeable features of a person's face. Having a well-balanced nose shape brings facial features into harmony and plays a significant role in a person's self-image. It can have a positive or negative effect. The good news is if you're dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, there are alternatives available. One effective option, which does not involve surgery, is known as the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty.
The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (nose surgery or nose job) procedure is considered an alternative for minor irregularities of the nose, which can be altered without traditional nose surgery.
How Does a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Work?
Minor irregularities of the nose, like a pinched tip or high nostrils, can be corrected with this method. The injectable fillers are placed under the skin tissues to amplify the outer appearance of the nose. The patient usually undergoes a simple non-surgical procedure for as little as 15 to 20 minutes without any significant downtime.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is temporary and involves enhancements to specific portions of the nose with fillers that are safe and simple. The changes are immediate and do not involve any permanent changes.
The filler is injected under the skin tissue through a process called the micro droplet technique, which is considered very gentle on the skin. As this procedure does not involve surgery. The patient is fully awake throughout the process. You can actually view the procedure with a mirror as Dr. Slupchynskyj applies an anesthetic to the nose portion and injects the injectable to specific portions of the nose during the entire process. The only aspect, which needs attention after this simple procedure is to do follow-up, visits to further enhance the developments.
For irregularities which may involve an asymmetrical nose, dentations or a sharp nose that appear too small or too large in comparison to the overall facial structure, this type of non-surgical procedure is a good alternative.
Here area a few benefits of dermal fillers:
- The results are natural-looking and immediately noticeable.
- There is no downtime following the procedure. Patients can resume their daily activities.
- Dermal fillers are considered temporary. So, if you're not completely satisfied with the enhancement, the results will eventually fade and a different approach can be pursued.
Prior to any Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty procedure, Dr. Slupchynskyj will assess the facial structure and do a in-depth analysis of the specific areas of the nose which would need a filler lift. During this initial assessment, the treatment options and the realistic outcomes from this procedure are thoroughly discussed.
With this particular procedure you cannot make more advanced changes to the nose topography like a thinner bridge, a narrower tip or removal of large dorsal humps. However, just like any cosmetic enhancement, the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty method is proficient in camouflaging the minor deformities of the nose region.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Side Effects
Whether you're having a non-surgical cosmetic procedure or any kind of medical procedure, there are always potential side effects and your choice of who administers the dermal fillers makes all the difference not only with results, but in minimizing any side effects.
A Facial Plastic Surgeon creates superior results with little side effects as Facial Plastic are trained and experienced with the anatomy of the nose. Dr. Slupchynskyj, a Double Board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon, knows how to successfully address and enhance nasal shape and minimize your risks.
Here are a few things to be aware of when having a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty procedure.
- There is a potential risk for minimal bruising at the injection site.
- Since the dermal fillers will have an anesthetic, this area will feel numb for a couple of hours. You might experience a pinch feeling during the injection. The discomfort level is mild and will eventually go away in a few hours.
- Some patients may experience swelling around the injection area. This is normal and it typically resolves in a few days. You may experience irregularities in the shape of your nose until any swelling resolves.
- There is also a possibility for irritation or redness at the beginning of the injection.
Advantages of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty offers an array of benefits. Everyone has felt self-conscious about a facial feature at some point in their lives. Often, patients with minor facial flaws communicate to Dr. Slupchynskyj that they experience low self-esteem. Many people who have undergone a Rhinoplasty have experienced a great increase in their self-confidence. Here are a few additional benefits:
- Easy recovery
- Decreases a rounded nasal tip
- Provides a lifting effect for a curved nasal tip
- Decreases dents or grooves
- Lifts up a horizontal bridge
- Camouflages crookedness
- Camouflages a nose bump by filling up the bridge area
A Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty can improve your facial symmetry. All it takes is a small imbalance in a person's nose shape to make it noticeable. This type of procedure can help produce symmetry in your face. This procedure can also enhance the shape of your nose. Just by adjusting the tip or bridge of a person's nose can actually move attention away from the nose to other parts of the face.
It is important to keep in mind that dermal fillers are temporary and a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty still cannot replace the superior and natural results of Dr. Slupchynskyj's Rhinoplasty Surgery techniques. Nor can it address or improve nasal function, which may have been compromised due to injury or trauma, a birth defect or a previous Rhinoplasty. Learn if you are a candidate for Rhinoplasty Surgery and how Revision Rhinoplasty Surgery may benefit you.