How do non-surgical nose jobs work?
By carefully injecting dermal filler above and below the ‘bump’ on the nose, sometimes referred to as a dorsal hump. I can very easily make the most ‘hooked’ of noses, look completely straight. Additionally, by applying filler to the tip of the nose, I can make it look lifted and more refined.
What are the benefits of this treatment over traditional rhinoplasty?
We now have more and more options for performing non-surgical procedures. Being non-surgical it means less risk, less downtime, fewer side effects and yet with very similar results. The new non-surgical nose job using dermal fillers means we can do so much in just five minutes and with no pain. Surgical rhinoplasty, however, takes a month or longer to recover from and results are not always perfect.
It can also be an option for those who are considering a surgical rhinoplasty but would like to see what they would look like using a non permanent approach first
What if you don’t like the results of the non-surgical version?
It’s not permanent, so if you don’t like the results you can wait a few months, or have it reversed using a dissolving agent. A surgical nose job is permanent, and now often it is found we are using the non-surgical fillers to correct rhinoplasty which has gone wrong, which goes to show it can be the better option.
What does a non-surgical nose job actually entail?
I lay the patient down and clean the surface, then I use a thin needle to introduce a hyaluronic acid filler. Then through a tiny needle I inject the filler into the areas it is needed, almost like a sculptor. Once done, I mould it a little bit, and finally give the patient aftercare instructions, such as not to wear sunglasses for a little while. The full non-surgical nose job procedure takes only 10-to-15 minutes and the results are instantaneous.
Treatments generally take up to 15 minutes and you must refrain from using the gym/exercise or wearing glasses for 2 weeks.
Does it hurt?
I use modern fillers which contain some local anesthetic in them, and this coupled with my light-handed technique, makes the procedure is quick and painless.
How long do the results last?
As we do not move the nose too much, the results can last as long as 12-to-18 months, and with repeat treatments, they can last even longer.