Considering A Non-Surgical Nose Job? Here’s Everything You Need To Know
Non-surgical nose jobs have taken off over the last couple of years. Making tweaks and corrections with no downtime, Torontonians are loving this low-cost rhinoplasty alternative.
This approach allows surgeons to fix noses without surgery. That means less risk, less cost, less time, and a shorter recovery period. Not to forget, using “nose fillers” instead of traditional surgery means immediate results.
Do Nose Fillers Work?
Nose fillers work the same way as more common dermal fillers. The plastic surgeon injects a Hyaluronic Acid filler into the nose to create the desired result. It can be a highly effective way to treat specific aesthetic issues with nose structure.
A common use is to correct a “hooked” nose. For this, the rhinoplasty surgeon injects the filler into the bump above the nose, creating a straighter appearance.
Another effective injection site is the tip of the nose. This is usually done to create a thinner or more refined appearance. Sometimes, the surgeon may also recommend using a muscle relaxer to “lift” the tip of the nose.
They are also becoming an increasingly common option for people seeking to correct a past rhinoplasty. It’s an easy way to make small corrections without the added challenges of revision rhinoplasty.
For a non-surgical nose job to be effective, your goals need to align with the capabilities and purpose of nose fillers.
Am I a Good Candidate for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Only a consultation with a surgeon or doctor can truly determine whether you are a good candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty. However, there are a few basic points that can help suggest whether or not it’s appropriate for you.
For starters, you need to consider the purpose of the rhinoplasty, and the extent of the work that needs to be done.
Non-surgical nose jobs have less cost and less risk, but they also have less capability. They are best suited to tweaks rather than a full reconstruction. As well, they are meant to resolve aesthetic issues, rather than medical problems such as obstructed breathing.
As well, the non-surgical process uses fillers. So it can fill out spaces, but only surgery can reduce the size of the nose. If you have a larger nose, a filler can make it appear straighter and more balanced, but will also make it larger. You may want to consider surgery instead.
Is It Permanent?
An important consideration with non-surgical nose jobs is that they are not permanent. The nose fillers used are biocompatible and biodegradable. This is good, it means that the fillers are safe for your body. But, it also means that the effects don’t last forever.
On average, non-surgical rhinoplasty lasts about 1 to 1.5 years before the effects start to fade. Fortunately, you can continue to get the treatment. Over time, this can add up to a higher cost than simply getting surgical rhinoplasty the first time.
Although some clinics offer “permanent” non-surgical nose jobs, that can be a risk. Firstly, they aren’t actually permanent. They require multiple injections and only last a few years.
As well, those injections don’t necessarily have the same level of safety. We only use FDA-approved fillers, and that safety is well worth the shorter lifespan. Your health always comes first.
Does It Hurt?
The non-surgical nose job is virtually pain-free. Since we use a needle to inject the nose filler, there is a bit of a pinch from the needle. As well, you may experience the temporary tenderness, swelling, or bruising that can occur with any injection.
These potential side-effects are mild and should disappear within a few days.
About The Process
Getting a non-surgical nose job is a simple 4 step process:
The first step is to book a consultation with a rhinoplasty surgeon. They’ll help you discuss your desired results and the best options to address them.
A non-surgical nose job is an outpatient procedure. Altogether, it’s usually completed within 15 minutes, and you can return to your regular routine the same day.
If necessary you may be given local anesthetic. Then the rhinoplasty surgeon injects the filler into the target locations. From there, they will go over your recovery plan.
The recovery plan for non-surgical nose jobs is typically very simple. The doctor will take you through your options for managing any side-effects, such as bruising. As well you should avoid touching the nose or wearing sunglasses for a few days.
4. Enjoy the Results!
The effects of non-surgical rhinoplasty are immediate. So get out there and start enjoying your new nose!
Get a Non-Surgical Nose Job in Toronto
Dr. Richard Rival is a double board certified facial plastic surgeon in Toronto. He has a wealth of experience in both traditional and non-surgical rhinoplasty treatments. Dr. Rival is dedicated to his patients and their goals, making their health, comfort, and happiness top priority.
Book your non-surgical nose job consultation in Toronto today!