Non-surgical rhinoplasty is one of the most exciting innovations in cosmetic surgery, as it allows patients who do not want to undergo surgery to make subtle but powerful changes to the nose. While these changes are temporary, lasting about six months to a year on average, the procedure has become increasingly popular over the last few years. The treatment is quick, relatively painless, and effective, but there are some limitations as to what non-surgical rhinoplasty can accomplish. You might be able to pursue the treatment if you’re interested in correcting some of the following problems:
While you might be surprised to hear that adding volume can help smooth over minor humps and bumps, the process works by augmenting the area surrounding the problem areas. This smooths over the bumps, making them less noticeable. While it might seem like the nose would look overly large, this technique is only used on small humps and bumps, which require little augmentation to get good results.
Depressions in the Nose
This one is pretty obvious, but it’s a common use for fillers in non-surgical rhinoplasty. Fillers can be injected into unwanted depressions in the nose to temporarily fill them in and smooth out the nose for a uniform appearance.
A "Scooped" Bridge
A nose that has a “ski jump” scooped appearance is not always desirable, especially for men, as the trait is considered feminine. Fillers can raise the bridge so the profile of the nose is straight and strong, with no dip before the nasal tip.
While significant asymmetry can be very difficult to correct even with surgery, minor asymmetry can be addressed in non-surgical rhinoplasty. This is performed by using more filler in one side of the nose than the other to achieve the desired results.
A drooping nasal tip is a common aesthetic complaint, and fortunately, non-surgical rhinoplasty can often address the problem quite effectively. Adding volume to the nasal tip can help lift it and provide needed contour and definition.
Other Minor Flaws
If you think your nose has a problem that is minor enough to be corrected with non-surgical rhinoplasty, it never hurts to consult with a specialist. You never know if you’ll be able to reach your goals with a non-invasive procedure until you ask!
Each Case is Unique
It’s important to remember that each rhinoplasty case, whether surgical or non-surgical, is unique. Each person has a different nose and different ideas for their results, which is why it is so important to consult with an expert one-on-one and discuss your options.
When Surgical Intervention is Necessary
Of course, non-surgical rhinoplasty can’t fix every problem with the nose. Breathing problems, significant deformities and asymmetry, among other problems cannot be fixed using injectable fillers alone. During your consultations, prospective surgeons will be able to give you an idea of what is realistic in your case.
Choose an Expert
Whether you think you want a non-surgical or surgical rhinoplasty, it’s important to choose an expert surgeon to perform your procedure. Rhinoplasty is an extremely complex procedure, requiring a great deal of experience, knowledge, and artistry. In order to get good results, you should only go to a board certified facial plastic surgeon who focuses on facial plastic surgery, and specifically rhinoplasty.
If you would like to find a specialist who takes things a step further, come to the Naderi Center in Herndon, VA (703-481-0002) or Chevy Chase, MD (301-222-2020 ) to schedule a consultation with acclaimed rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Shervin Naderi. Dr. Naderi focuses solely on surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty, and is known among peers as "the Nose Man". For more information, and to schedule your appointment, call either location today.