Non-Surgical Nose Jobs
Have you ever considered changing the shape of your nose? Many have, especially those afflicted with a large, crooked, or 'bumpy' nose. Like it or not, our appearance, our self-image, and the way we are perceived by others are intrinsically linked. Perusing the fascinating 'before and after' photos of rhinoplasty on the web may be inspiring; yet fear of pain, invasive surgery and high costs can often be intimidating.
Yet what if you indeed could change the shape of your nose- without scalpels, surgery, or general anesthesia … at a fraction of the cost? Thanks to new, non-surgical techniques, today you can.
The Non-Surgical Nose Job
Non-Surgical Nose Jobs, or '15 -minute nose jobs', are fast becoming a popular choice in facial plastics offices nationwide. These involve a relatively quick, painless procedure, performed at the doctor's own clinic. Non-Surgical Nose Jobs change the shape of the nose using bio-compatible fillers, such as collagen or hyaluronic acid, which are injected into and around select areas. These are the same fillers often used elsewhere on the face, such as for 'marionette lines' around the mouth. Rather than making the nose appear larger, as some patients may fear, judicial use of the fillers can instead smooth, shape, and even contour- helping the nose look instantly better on the face. Doctors have camouflaged bumps on bridges, 'straightened' crooked noses, and re-shaped tips using these techniques.
Why choose the Non-Surgical Nose Job ?
Reasons for choosing Non-Surgical Nose Jobs abound, as evidenced by its growing popularity. Certainly, the fact that a hospital visit and general anesthesia are not required is attractive; patients remain awake and aware, able to converse with the doctor and staff. The procedure is quick, often taking under a half-hour, with minimal discomfort- a local anesthetic is typically used. It does not include the risk of sustained swelling, nosebleeds, or scarring, as standard rhinoplasty may. Patients can expect to return to work the same day should they choose, and to resume all routine activities within one to two days. Another bonus is the fact that results are immediately apparent- no waiting, no bandages, no downtime from the public. These benefits, along with the fact that Non-Surgical Nose Jobs typically cost 10-20 percent of traditional surgical rhinoplasty, combine to make this choice attractive to many.
Risks and Drawbacks
Non-Surgical Nose Jobs are not permanent. As with other facial filling procedures, touch-ups may be necessary within two years. There is a risk of minimal bruising, swelling, and redness. Non-Surgical Nose Jobs can not amend severe abnormalities, deformities, or broken / damaged tissues. These concerns may need to be addressed by conventional surgical rhinoplasty. Please see your doctor to discover which choice is right for you.