Making the decision to get a surgical nose job is never easy. Between the uncomfortable side effects, the downtime required, and the permanent effects rhinoplasty has on your overall appearance, surgical rhinoplasty is a large commitment. While results can be life-changing and truly satisfying, many patients can avoid the drawbacks of surgery while still addressing their concerns with a nonsurgical nose job. By using dermal fillers instead of surgery, nonsurgical rhinoplasty can accomplish many of the same goals as traditional rhinoplasty with less commitment, downtime and side effects.
If you are interested in improving the size, shape or symmetry of your nose but are turned off by the idea of rhinoplasty, schedule a consultation at Daines Plastic Surgery. Dr. Daines can show you how dermal fillers may be able to correct your appearance with completely customizable results and numerous benefits.
No Downtime Necessary
Following nonsurgical rhinoplasty, you are free to immediately resume your regular routine. Appointments can last as little as 30 minutes, allowing you to get back to living your life with minimal disruption. Surgical rhinoplasty can require up to two weeks of downtime, forcing you to put your life on hold while you heal. While most patients find the results of a surgical nose job to be worth the downtime, some patients cannot afford the downtime.
No Incisions Means No Scarring
While traditional rhinoplasty procedures can sometimes be performed using a closed technique that produces no external scars, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty requires no incisions at all. Not only does an incision-free procedure mean no downtime is necessary, but it also produces results that are not impacted by scarring. The filler is administered using a very fine needle that leaves no scarring behind. You may notice some red dots where the injections were made, but they will quickly heal within a day or two.
Fewer Side Effects for an Easier Recovery
The recovery process from a nonsurgical nose job is comfortable, quick and usually hassle-free. Common side effects include mild swelling and redness that typically subside in a matter of days or even hours. Surgical rhinoplasty causes swelling that lingers for months and bruising that can make going out in public difficult for one to two weeks. While the payoff may ultimately be worth some unwanted bruising, a nonsurgical nose job gives you the option to enjoy satisfying results without worrying about hiding your face and missing work and other social events.
Surgical rhinoplasty also involves the use of nasal packing, sutures, bandages and splints that can require a follow-up appointment and make signs of a procedure that much more obvious. After a nonsurgical nose job, none of your friends and family should have any idea that you underwent a procedure.
Subtle, Natural-Looking Results
The nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure is completely customized to your unique preferences and desired results. The amount of filler used and the location of the injection sites will be carefully chosen to complement your nasal shape while adding subtle enhancements. While a liquid nose job uses filler to reshape your nose, it should not result in a noticeable increase in size. Adding small amounts of carefully placed filler creates more balanced features that make your nose appear straighter and more symmetrical.
Keep in mind that a nonsurgical nose job is more limited than surgical rhinoplasty in the types of results it can produce. If your primary concern is reducing the size of your nose, then a nonsurgical procedure may not be right for you. A liquid nose job is best for patients with concerns like asymmetry and bridge depressions or humps that can be fixed by adding more volume to certain areas of the nose.
Completely Reversible Results
If, for whatever reason, you decide that you’d rather stick with your natural nose following a nonsurgical nose job, then you can choose to have the results reversed. In a follow-up appointment, an enzyme called hyaluronidase can be injected to safely absorb the filler and return your nose to its original shape and appearance. Your body will also gradually absorb the fillers on its own after about 12 to 18 months. If you dislike your results, don’t want to maintain your new nose or would like to go in a different direction with your nose, then your body will naturally remove the filler over time.
Any type of facial plastic surgery requires commitment and lifelong changes to your appearance. Deciding to change the shape and contours of your face can be an incredibly difficult choice to make, which is why injectable treatments like nonsurgical rhinoplasty have become increasingly popular in recent years. With the option for temporary but easily maintainable results, you no longer have to commit to irreversible changes to your appearance.
Meet the Rhinoplasty Expert at Daines Plastic Surgery
At Daines Plastic Surgery in Orange County, double board-certified Dr. Daines is a specialist when it comes to improving the size, shape and symmetry of the nose. With a background in both otolaryngology and facial plastic surgery, he is uniquely qualified to perform all types of rhinoplasty procedures with excellent results. If you are interested in a nose job or want to learn more about the benefits of nonsurgical rhinoplasty, call us today at 949-397-6499 to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!