Many people avoid having any type of invasive surgical procedure because they are afraid of potential pain that might occur during or after the surgery. While it is true that pain is a possibility during the recovery period of an invasive medical procedure, it is also true that there have been advancements in the world of noninvasive surgery that successfully minimize any pain. One popular example of a noninvasive treatment that provides desired results while not resulting in pain in nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Keep reading to learn how this treatment is performed and the benefits of undergoing the procedure.
Our look at nonsurgical rhinoplasty begins with an inside look at the treatment from Cosmetic Town TV:
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is able to improve the aesthetics of the nose through the placement of dermal fillers in the treated area. The injections can eliminate humps, fill-in depressions in the nose, give the nose a straighter look, conceal the look of a nasal tip that droops, and alter the angle of the tip of the nose.
Patients also like to have the treatment because it allows them to see what the results of a surgical rhinoplasty procedure would look like without the need to undergo an invasive surgical procedure.
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty also costs much less than an invasive rhinoplasty surgery which also makes it an attractive alternative for patients. However, since the results are not permanent, patients need to be prepared to make regular investments of time and money in maintaining the results through ongoing follow-up treatments.
The treatment begins with the doctor numbing the tip of the nose before the injections are made. Then, dermal fillers are injected in specific points of the nose designated by the doctor. The location of the injection points is determined by the amount of correction desired by the patient.
The treatment usually takes about fifteen minutes to complete so it can be performed during the lunch hour of the patient. The length of the results depends on the type of filler used as well as the amount of filler injected into the nose. The results can last up to a year (or more) but fillers do not provide permanent results so the patient will need a follow-up treatment to maintain the results.
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty, which is also known as liquid rhinoplasty, often uses a hyaluronic acid (HA) filler to achieve the changes to the nose (AKA nose reshaping). Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar molecule, and it comes in the form of a gel. Once the hyaluronic acid gel is placed in the skin by the injection, it will blend with the skin and also act like a natural part of the skin. In other words, patients will not be able to feel the fillers after they are injected, and the results are natural in appearance so others will not be able to tell fillers were placed in the nose. Patients do need to know that the performance of nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not able to make changes to certain parts of the nose including the cartilage, bone, and skin.
In general, the recovery time for nonsurgical rhinoplasty is quite minimal. Most patients are able to return to work the same day as the treatment. The results will start to be seen immediately after the injections are made and there is rarely any type of pain after the procedure,
The risks involved with nonsurgical rhinoplasty are minimal and they include bleeding, an infection, an adverse reaction to the anesthesia, swelling, redness, some damage to the skin of the nose, increased sensitivity in the treated area, and asymmetrical results including lumps or aesthetic results that are not what the patient hoped to achieve.
While many of these risks will resolve on their own not long after the treatment, asymmetrical results and less than aesthetic results will eventually fade away as the results of the fillers are not permanent. If the patient does not have a follow-up treatment, the nose will eventually revert to its original appearance.
Anyone who is interested in having nonsurgical rhinoplasty should discuss the procedure during a consultation appointment with a board-certified surgeon. The doctor can review both surgical and nonsurgical rhinoplasty with the patient and review the benefits and drawbacks of both options. The doctor will also examine the nose of the patient and talk to the person to learn more about the changes they hope to make with the treatment. The doctor will set realistic expectations based on the current condition of the nose and the extent of the changes that can be made while still maintaining a natural appearance to the final results. Once the patient has all of the available information about their medical options, they can make a final decision about whether or not to have nonsurgical rhinoplasty.