Will non-surgical rhinoplasty work for me?
Rhinoplasty is a surgery performed to change the nose’s shape. This procedure includes applying anaesthetics, making a cut on the nose, and adding a splint for support.
As medical knowledge and equipment got better, a new form of rhinoplasty was invented in 2002 by Dr Rokhsar, an expert dermatologist and aesthetic surgeon.
It’s called liquid rhinoplasty, which, as opposed to traditional rhinoplasty, is a non-surgical method of achieving the same goal.
But does it give safe and excellent results? And more importantly, will it work for you? This and more we’ll be zeroing in on today in this guide.
About Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty involves the use of dermal filler on the nose to alter its structure temporarily. The fillers used are typically composed of hyaluronic acid.
It’s gained widespread attention, as it’s said to bring a fast and wonderful solution for patients who want to improve the look of their nose or treat its issues.
This procedure is ideal for people who want to correct their nose’s angle or remove bumps on their nose. The effects aren’t as permanent as surgical rhinoplasty, so it’s safe to try if you’re hesitant about changing the look of your nose.
This quick nose job is also for those who aren’t confident about conventional rhinoplasty, its side effects, and recovery duration.
How is non-surgical rhinoplasty done?
Compared to traditional rhinoplasty, liquid rhinoplasty is very simple to do and merely takes 15 to 45 minutes to complete.
On the day of the procedure, you’ll be asked to lie down in the clinic bed. The nurse will apply topical anaesthesia on your face to prevent you from feeling any pain.
After it has taken effect, the dermal filler injection will begin. The target areas can be the nose bridge, tip, or sides. And while it is being done, you’ll feel a bit of pinching or pressure on your nose.
What are its risks and side effects?
Though it involves a simpler process, non-surgical rhinoplasty has its risks and side effects. Don’t believe a doctor who says that this nose-shape-altering method is completely safe.
After the procedure, you can experience a bit of these conditions:
Aside from that, there may be mild to harsh side effects depending on how the procedure was done:
- Blurred vision
- Hives or other allergies
- Filler migration – The dermal filler may migrate to other areas of your nose or below the eyes. This creates a sort of distorted look on your face.
With this in mind, we strongly advise finding a highly qualified and experienced doctor to do the job for you. This rules out serious health risks like the following:
- Vision loss
- Tissue death
- Blood vessel issues
Even though non-surgical rhinoplasty is a lighter form of treatment compared to its classic counterpart, there are risks involved.
Swelling and bruising are a possibility, as well as bleeding wounds and blurred vision, as a result of a mistargeted needle.
And since this procedure is still new, we’re still unsure whether it gives long-term side effects. And we can see why many insurance companies don’t cover it at this time.
Once you get past that, non-surgical rhinoplasty can be a good option because its results can be great, the recovery time is instant (visible on the same or the next day), and the costs are lower.
And should anything about the nose job dissatisfy you, the filler will lose its effect within four to six months.