As the most central feature on our face, our nose is impossible to hide. As such, if you are unhappy with the appearance of yours, it can have a significant impact on your day to day life. Unfortunately, we have very little control over the nose we are given, which is primarily determined by our DNA. However, injuries sustained to the nose can also affect the way that it looks.
Non-invasive rhinoplasty procedures are increasing in popularity, with demand rising as much as 29% over the last 12 months. This growth is expected to continue as more patients find out that it is possible to experience the benefits of a nose job without the need to go under the knife.
What is a non-invasive rhinoplasty?
Non-invasive rhinoplasty refers to the reshaping of the nose to achieve a more esthetically-desirable shape without the need for surgery. This is carried out using a series of injections of a dermal filler place into the area around the nose. This is done using a local anesthetic so that the patient doesn’t experience any pain and the entire process can be carried out in less than an hour from start to finish – including preparation time and getting your aftercare advice after.
Dermal fillers are safe substances that are usually primarily made up of either hyaluronic acid or collagen – two naturally occurring products in the body that diminishes with age. By injecting these fillers, it is possible for your cosmetic specialist to add volume to areas that require it. In the case of rhinoplasty, this enables them to change the shape of the area around your nose.
What changes can realistically be achieved using non-invasive rhinoplasty?
It surprises many people to learn that there are a considerable number of improvements that can be achieved using non-invasive rhinoplasty. For example, by administering dermal fillers above and below a bump on the bridge of the nose, it is possible to minimize its appearance and make the nose look far straighter. Similarly, by injecting filler around the tip of the nose, it is possible to make it look thinner and more refined. It is also possible to lift the tip of the nose using Botox to prevent the muscle that continually pulls the nose down from contracting.
Your cosmetic specialist will be able to explain to you what improvements are possible in your individual circumstances and give you an accurate indication of the results that you can expect from your procedure. It is important to bear in mind that it is normal for non-invasive rhinoplasty to be performed over a number of sessions so that the filler can be added gradually. This will prevent the build-up of excessive pressure and will ensure that you get the best possible cosmetic result.
What are the benefits of a non-invasive rhinoplasty?
There are numerous important benefits associated with choosing a non-invasive rhinoplasty to transform the appearance of your nose. These include:
- Less anesthetic is required and there is no need for general anesthetic, which always carries a degree of risk.
- Shorter procedure time.
- No need for incisions which means no scarring.
- Fewer risks of complications during or after the procedure.
- Fewer side effects as a result of the procedure.
- Less downtime. Patients can return to their usual activities immediately after their appointment.
- An extremely safe treatment using biocompatible materials that deliver exceptional results.
- Long-lasting results. Patients can expect their fillers to last between 12-18 months before a repeat treatment is required.
If you would like more information about non-invasive rhinoplasty procedures, or if you would like to arrange for a consultation to see if you are a suitable candidate for this successful cosmetic treatment, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team by contacting our offices.