In the UK, the number of rhinoplasties declined from 4,207 in 2010 to 2,751 in 2017.
The reason for the decline of rhinoplasties is no coincidence. People looking to improve the appearance of their nose are resorting to nose fillers.
If you have been wondering about nonsurgical rhinoplasty, this article is for you.
Read on for everything you need to know about nose fillers.
What Does a Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Consist Of?
As the name suggests, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a procedure that is done at the physician's office. There is no need to go under anaesthesia and the patient can go home after a few hours with little recovery time.
In essence, patients can see significant changes to their nose without having to go under the knife.
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty has revolutionized the industry of rhinoplasty for those patients who are not ready to commit to full surgery. The purpose of this procedure is to focus on making small changes to the nose using dermal fillers.
These fillers go into the parts of the nose the doctor wants to change via tiny injections. In order to minimize the discomfort of the injection site, doctors use a topical anaesthetic.
Although there are many different types of fillers, for nonsurgical rhinoplasty most doctors use hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a component that is actually found in the body.
Most of the hyaluronic concentrations in the body are in the tissues full of fluid surrounding the eyes, cartilage, joints, and skin.
The benefits of nonsurgical rhinoplasty include:
- Very little bruising and swelling
- Immediate results
- The procedure takes less than an hour
- Zero downtime
- Results last up to 12 months
- Costs less than rhinoplasty
- Visible results
- Reversible changes
With this nonsurgical procedure, the patient can be in and out of the doctor's office in less than an hour sometimes and back to their routine.
Although there's no actual recovery time, some patients just have mild bruising on the site of the injection.
What Issues Can Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Address?
Although nonsurgical rhinoplasty can't fix every type of nose issue, it can help with correcting low bridges, dips, bumps, other irregularities and revisions.
Low Bridges: Many people feel bothered by the low bridge of their nose. With the help of nonsurgical rhinoplasty, the doctor can build a higher nose bridge.
Nose Bumps: Let's be clear, nonsurgical rhinoplasty cannot remove a bump on your nose. However, what it can do is fill the areas around the bump to give it a straight and smooth appearance.
It's also important to note, nonsurgical rhinoplasty will not make the nose appear smaller, but it will make it appear smooth and straight.
Dips in the Nose: Some people have dips or divots in the bridge of their nose, which could be corrected with the help of nonsurgical rhinoplasty.
The doctor will take the filler and correct the dip to give the nose a more defined structure.
Nose Irregularities: There are a few other common nose irregularities that people would like to fix. The fillers can help create the illusion of symmetry.
Nose Revisions: It's not uncommon for people who have had rhinoplasty surgery to be dissatisfied with the results. Depending what the issue with the original rhinoplasty is, the doctor can revise the nose and add fillers to correct it nonsurgically.
Issues That Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Cannot Correct
While nonsurgical rhinoplasty can correct a lot of issues, it cannot correct some of the larger corrections such as a bulbous tip, large bumps, wide nostrils, and a drooping nose tip.
Large Bump: As we mentioned earlier, nonsurgical rhinoplasty can correct a lot of small bumps by using fillers around the area to smooth it out. However, if you are dealing with a large bump, the only way to correct it is through surgical rhinoplasty.
Wide Nostrils: Those who have wider nostrils and a want to correct them, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not the solution. Since using fillers tends to add volume to the nose to smooth out other irregularities, it doesn't help narrow nostrils.
The only way to reduce wide nostrils is by having them surgically reduced.
Bulbous Tip: If a bulbous tip is a concern, nonsurgical rhinoplasty will not fix the issue. In order to minimize the bulbous tip, a surgeon has to remove some cartilage and redefine the tip.
Because the fillers add volume, it won't help with the issue.
Drooping Nose Tip: If the tip of the nose is a concern, it will have to be surgically fixed. Fillers won't be able to fix the droop in the nose.
Are You a Good Candidate for Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?
If you want to achieve moderate improvements to your nose, you're a good candidate for nonsurgical rhinoplasty. For most doctors, the ideal candidate is someone who wants slight improvements to their nose.
On average, the changes can last about 12 months, so it's also a good idea for those who want to try it out before they commit to full rhinoplasty surgery.
Those who are in great health and have reasonable expectations are great candidates for nonsurgical rhinoplasty.
Are There Any Dangers?
As with any medical procedure, there are things that could go wrong. Although people assume this procedure is completely safe because there is no surgery involved, the nose is quite fragile.
Similar to other procedures, there is a risk of infection. Patients also have to keep in mind the face is a delicate area and if the injections are not done correctly they can cause permanent damage to the skin.
If the fillers are not injected correctly, they can damage the blood supply of the face. Some people run the risk of having minor to severe deformities or even necrosis.
Everything You Need to Know About Nose Fillers: The Bottom Line
Now that you know the whole scoop about nose fillers, you can decide if they're right for you.
With nonsurgical rhinoplasty, you can make minimal changes to the appearance of your nose with no recovery time.
Are you serious about changing the appearance of your nose without surgery? Contact us for more information.