Very! Though the procedure has its limitations.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, or temporary changes to the nose performed through dermal filler injections, is able to create the following changes to the nose:
Camouflage a Dorsal Hump
A large hump in the bridge of the nose can detract from a person’s looks because it serves as a focal point. By using injectable fillers, Dr. Naderi can add volume to areas of the nose to camouflage the hump. The doctor will need to retreat the area every few months as fillers dissipate over time.
Create Facial Symmetry
By plumping irregularities of the skin, Dr. Naderi can even out the look of the nose. It is a well document fact that symmetry is one facet of attractiveness, and a non-surgical rhinoplasty seeks to achieve this.
Fill In Anatomical Divots That Show Through the Nose’s Skin
Some noses present interesting underlying patterns of cartilage and bones. Notably, celebrities like Owen Wilson and Jennifer Love Hewitt display shapely noses, where the structure of this feature is visible through the skin. Injecting fillers under the skin can give the nose a smooth appearance where bone and cartilage do not distract from one’s appearance.
Add Volume to Areas Impacted by Trauma or Disease
Before a patient commits to an extensive reconstructive rhinoplasty, they can undergo dermal injection treatments to view the potential outcome of a surgery. They may also opt for these temporary results to help make the face appear more attractive prior to the procedure. This method best suits patients who have healed injuries to the nose and require minor correction.
Limitations to Liquid Rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a wonderful tool to treat patients who would like to alter the look of the nose. Through this procedure, Dr. Naderi can instantly improve many aesthetic issues. Because of the nature of the gel, the material can lift the skin to a certain height. More serious depressions of the skin or underlying tissues may require reconstructive surgery for full results.
Dermal fillers are not typically intended to be a permanent solution to cosmetic concerns of the nose. Often, these injections are performed on a repeat basis to maintain the results. Dr. Naderi can suggest the best injection type for their needs.
Washington D.C.’s Rhinoplasty Specialist
Dr. Shervin Naderi, MD, FACS of the The Naderi Center Rhinoplasty & Cosmetic Surgery is a D.C. area (Northern Virginia and Southern Maryland) facial plastic surgeon. The doctor has dedicated his practice to the specialty of nose surgery, or rhinoplasty, revision rhinoplasty, septoplasty and reconstruction. Contact Dr. Naderi’s Herndon, VA, office at 703-481-0002, or the Chevy Chase, MD, location at 301-222-2020.