In the UK, the number of Rhinoplasties declined from 4,207 in 2010 to 2,751 in 2017. One of the reasons for this is that people are looking to nose fillers to fix their imperfections instead of undergoing surgery.
The shape and size of your nose can have a significant influence on your appearance. Surgical nose jobs, also known as Rhinoplasty, are hugely popular in the cosmetic industry. However, there is a lengthy recovery process with invasive surgery, not to mention the risk of post-surgical complications.
These are some of the many reasons non-surgical nose jobs have become popular over the years - they are a cost-effective alternative to resolving features that you believe to be flawed; such as dorsal humps.
A dorsal hump is simply a bump on the nose, which can either be the result of an injury or simply genetics. It is typically formed due to excess bone or cartilage, or sometimes both.
It is crucial to note that Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty cannot remove a bump on your nose. However, it can fill in the areas surrounding the bump to give it a straight and smooth appearance.
Dermal fillers are used to reduce the size of bumps and straighten the nose. Unlike more invasive treatments, when you choose this procedure to minimise dorsal hump size, there is no need to undergo anaesthesia, and you will be able to go home after a few hours. Additionally, there is little recovery time associated with this treatment.
Although there are many different types of fillers, most doctors use hyaluronic acid for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty targeting dorsal hump reduction. The benefits of this type of treatment include:
If the bump on your nose is considerably large, the only way to correct this is through surgical Rhinoplasty. Your consultant can advise on whether Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty is an option following their initial review.
If genetic, a dorsal hump can be an inherited trait from either parent. In this instance, the nose will continue to grow and develop with age, including the bump.
Alternatively, the trauma from an injury to the nose can lead to bone growth or the development of calcium deposits, forming a bump on the nose.
For most doctors, the ideal candidate is someone who wants to make slight improvements to their nose. They will use filler to disguise the bump and make it straighter. If you want to know for certain whether your nose is suited for dorsal hump correction, it is best to speak with a cosmetic doctor. We recommend that you bring a photo of your ideal nose, as we may be able to utilise fillers to make further adjustments, based on your preference.
Non-surgical nose jobs are not permanent. As with all fillers, the body gradually breaks down the substance; so further follow up treatments are required if you wish to maintain the results.
On average, the changes last approximately 12 months. This makes it a good idea for people who are interested in testing the effects before they commit to full Rhinoplasty surgery.
As with any medical procedure, things could go wrong. Although people assume this procedure is completely safe because there is no surgery involved, the nose is quite fragile, and care must be taken.
Similar to other procedures, there is a risk of:
We insist on an initial consultation to ascertain your vision and whether this form of treatment is suitable for you.
The procedure itself usually takes ten to 15 minutes. Once you’re in the chair, your cosmetic doctor will clean the skin on or around the nose. Then, the dermal filler will be injected.
You will see the results almost immediately following the procedure.
Like most non-surgical procedures, the side-effects and recovery times after treatment are far, far better than those associated with more invasive procedures.
That said, there are still side-effects that you need to be wary of. For example, your nose may swell slightly, and there will likely be some bruising which will fade after three days or so. The nose will also feel tender to the touch, especially where the filler was injected.
Adverse reactions to the filler are possible in very rare cases. However, dermal fillers can be dissolved if necessary.
In the unlikely event that you’re unhappy with the results, it is possible to reverse the procedure.
Your doctor will use a dissolving substance to restore your nose to its original shape within 48 hours. For many people, this is a distinct advantage to the permanent and sometimes undesirable results of Rhinoplasty. And, the fact that it is reversible offers reassurance to those who have reservations about changing their appearance with cosmetic procedures.
Sometimes known as non-surgical Rhinoplasty, a non-surgical nose job is a specialist treatment in which the shape and size of the nose is adjusted using non-surgical methods. Rather than requiring painful surgery and a lengthy recovery process, instead, individuals having a non-surgical nose job can be in and out in a matter of minutes. You see, this treatment works by having injectable fillers, usually Hyaluronic Acid, or HLA for short, injected into various parts of the nose to fill different areas out and change the shape and appearance of the nose. These fillers can fill in dents, bumps, and depressions, plus they can give the nose much more of a symmetrical look and feel. It is a speedy treatment with virtually instantaneous results.