A nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that aims to reshape or enhance the appearance of the nose without the need for surgical intervention. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty involves the use of injectable dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid (e.g., Restylane or Juvederm), to add volume, contour, or camouflage imperfections in the nose.
Who is a good candidate? Who is NOT a candidate?
Good candidates for non-surgical rhinoplasty are typically individuals seeking minor cosmetic enhancements of their nose, such as smoothing out bumps, lifting the nasal tip, or improving symmetry. Unsuitable candidates may include individuals with extensive or complex nose reshaping needs that cannot be addressed with dermal fillers alone.
How is the treatment done?
1. Consultation: The patient discusses their goals and concerns with the healthcare provider.
2. Preparation: The provider cleans and numbs the treatment area with a topical anesthetic.
3. Injection: Dermal filler, usually based on hyaluronic acid, is injected into specific areas of the nose to achieve the desired cosmetic results.
4. Assessment: The provider evaluates the results and makes any necessary adjustments.
How long does it take to see results?
Results from non-surgical rhinoplasty are typically visible immediately after the procedure.
Why do the procedure/benefits?
The primary purpose of non-surgical rhinoplasty is to enhance the appearance of the nose without surgery. Benefits can include immediate results, minimal downtime, and the ability to address minor cosmetic concerns, such as bumps or asymmetry.
How long is recovery? What does it look like? (Bruising, swelling, etc.)
Recovery from non-surgical rhinoplasty is typically brief. Patients may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites, but these side effects are generally temporary and resolve within a few days to a week.
How often do you have to follow up/maintenance?
Results can last from several months to over a year. Maintenance sessions may be needed to sustain the desired appearance.