The nose is one of the most prominent features of the face and one of the essential components for many people who desire to maintain a positive self-image. The importance of having a well-balanced nose cannot be overemphasized enough, but it is something that many patients are stressed about. Men and women who are frustrated with the appearance of their noses but do not wish to undergo invasive plastic surgery may have the option to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Gabriel Chiu to perform non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Patients in Los Angeles may only desire subtle alterations of the appearance in their nose without the need for scalpels and sutures. A combination of dermal fillers and Botox may provide the desired rejuvenation for a smooth and attractive nose without a single incision.
Beverly Hills rhinoplasty patients in the past may have gone through nose surgery once or twice in their lifetime already, and yet their nose may still be aesthetically inadequate. By injecting the proper dermal filler and/or Botox in the targeted zones of the nose, Dr. Chiu can help mask the appearance of nasal bumps and improve the shape, tip, and contour of the nose.
A non-surgical rhinoplasty is typically performed with hyaluronic acid injections or collagen-stimulating dermal fillers to augment the shape of the nose. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse are the most common injectables used for improvement of the nose. Along with Botox, which focuses on temporarily freezing muscles to diminish wrinkles around the nose, dermal fillers are ideal for the following nasal features:
- Smoothing out small bumps
- Lifting a hooked nasal tip
- Augmenting the nasal bridge
- Correcting alignment
- Correcting contour deformities
- Adjusting poorly contoured results from previous nose surgery
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is not ideal for patients who desire the following:
- Heavy-duty augmentations
- Improving functional/nasal breathing issues
- Reduction of large nasal size
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Candidates
Rhinoplasty is a demanding procedure and difficult for low-level plastic surgeons. The American Academy of Facial and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery (AAFRPS) estimates that up to 25 percent of all primary rhinoplasty operations accomplish unsatisfactory results, leading to patients to undergo a second or third procedure to make more adjustments. Perhaps these patients would have had a better experience had they visited Dr. Chiu and learned about his non-surgical rhinoplasty techniques to ensure they achieve aesthetically pleasing results.
A nose surgery without invasive incisions and refinements of bone structure is a perfect option for patients who seek fast, satisfying results. Candidates for this procedure typically meet with Dr. Chiu to correct minor cosmetic flaws, small bumps and bulges that are not responsive to other conservative methods of correction for their nose.
It is also advised that potential candidates with major nasal deformities and those who are searching for a significant change in size or function of their nose may require nose surgery for their nasal issues.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Risks and Limitations
It is important for non-surgical rhinoplasty patients to fully understand the advantages and drawbacks before undergoing this procedure. Although dermal fillers and Botox provide long-lasting results, they are not permanent injectablesso there is a need for continued treatment and touch-up procedures every 6 months or less depending on the extent of augmenting required.
Although this procedure is noninvasive, there are undesirable side effects such as swelling, bruising, or redness. However, not all patients experience this following their procedure, so it is possible to return to your normal routine once the procedure is complete.
One of the greatest benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty is that the procedure is reversible in a majority of patients’ cases. This means that if you are unsatisfied for any reason, noninvasive injections can be done to immediately dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers within the first 24 hours of the procedure. However, if the results are unsatisfactory, the effects of dermal fillers and Botox naturally dissolve over a few months after injection, so an unsatisfied patient does not have to undergo further injections if they do not wish to.
Recovery and Downtime
Since this is a non-surgical rhinoplasty, there is no need for bed rest or recovery time. Patients are able to return home to their daily activities without worry of drowsiness or discomfort. The injected areas may experience numbing or swelling but these side effects are rare and do not require additional treatment as they will subside within a few days.
Make Your Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Consultation Today
If you are unsatisfied with the current features of your nose and desire subtle changes for improvement then it may be time to contact the plastic surgeon Beverly Hills patients trust most. To learn more about non-surgical rhinoplasty request a consultation online or call us at our office at (310) 888-8087.