Today facial plastic surgery is seen a common practice for those who want to change their appearance or function. However, some simply wish for a minor change in their appearance. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider non-surgical rhinoplasty.
About non-surgical rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a nose job that does not require invasive surgery to address issues with the shape of the nose. This version of rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to build up certain areas of the nose to create a balanced, more pleasing effect. The filler is injected into parts of the nose to compensate for minor imperfections that may be present. While this process essentially makes the nose a bit larger, the balanced result generally provides excellent results without requiring invasive surgery.
The dermal fillers used in this type of rhinoplasty are long lasting, with many of them lasting for one year or more. While the injections may need to be repeated over time, those who do not want to undergo surgery may find this to be a great alternative to help them achieve the look they want.
Imperfections that benefit from non-surgical rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty addresses minor imperfections in the shape of the nose. For example, if you have a bump on the bridge of your nose, dermal filler can be injected into other parts of the nose to minimise the appearance of the bump. This procedure is also effective for those who have a crooked nose, whether due to its natural appearance, or due to trauma. When non-surgical rhinoplasty is used in this manner, the dermal filler in injected strategically to fill in the area that is crooked, providing the appearance of a straight nasal line.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can also be used after previous rhinoplasty surgery to complete the overall look. Many times after rhinoplasty, there may be a slight imperfection that the patient dislikes. In these cases, dermal filler injections can be used to balance out slight imperfections to create the desired look.
Even though non-surgical rhinoplasty is a great option for those who are trying to change the appearance of their nose, it is not a complete alternative to rhinoplasty. If a nose job is needed to address structural issues that are causing breathing problems, this form of rhinoplasty will not help.
While generally considered a safer alternative to a nose job, non-surgical rhinoplasty does have risks. The dermal filler used in this type of cosmetic procedure can cause irritation, and others could have a reaction to the injection. These fillers often contain local anaesthetics, and they often stimulate collagen production. For these reasons, it is important to understand that this is essentially a medication that is being injected into the nose.
It is also important to understand that serious complications can result from dermal filler injections. If the filler moves after injection, or the injection is not done properly, it can result in blindness and other issues. While it is not possible to completely avoid every possible complication, you can better your chances at avoiding them by using licensed practitioners. Licensed surgeons have received the training that is needed to perform these injections properly, but there are others out there who have not. Always ask for clarification and proof of licensing before allowing anyone to inject dermal fillers or any other substances into your face. Qualified practitioners not only understand the entire non-surgical rhinoplasty process, thy also know how to deal with any potential complications properly.