Nonsurgical Nose Job
The non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a “nose job,” serves as a popular alternative for individuals seeking to make minor modifications to their nose’s appearance without undergoing surgical intervention. Dr. Farhang specializes in enhancing the side profile by correcting dorsal humps or bumps on the nose and addressing asymmetry. The procedure also provides an opportunity to experiment with a change in nose appearance before opting for surgical rhinoplasty.
What is nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty, commonly referred to as “liquid rhinoplasty” or a “non-surgical nose job,” is a cosmetic procedure aimed at reshaping the nose without the need for surgery. The procedure primarily utilizes injectable dermal fillers, particularly those based on hyaluronic acid such as Restylane or Juvéderm. On occasion, a neurotoxin may be used to slenderize the nose, elevate the tip, or reduce nasal flaring.
During your consultation, dermatologist Dr. Sheila Farhang will discuss your aesthetic concerns, as well as your goals and expectations. She will then assess the structure of your nose to determine your suitability for nonsurgical rhinoplasty.
What is the procedure?
During the procedure, Dr. Farhang will administer a topical numbing cream to the nose to mitigate discomfort. Subsequently, she will use a fine needle to inject selected dermal fillers into targeted areas of the nose. These fillers are strategically placed to eliminate bumps and irregularities, add volume, improve symmetry, and enhance the nose’s overall shape.
How long do the results last?
The results of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty are generally immediate and can last for a period ranging from 12 to 18 months. The longevity of these outcomes depends on the specific type of filler used, as well as individual factors such as metabolism and the rate at which the filler degrades.
What are the advantages of a nonsurgical rhinoplasty?
- No surgery: Since the procedure is nonsurgical and is minimally invasive. There is no need for anesthesia, incisions, or a lengthy recovery.
- Results: Results are quick. Changes are noticeable immediately after the procedure, although there may be some swelling and minor bruising that will resolve within a few days.
- Temporary: Dermal fillers are not permanent and can be seen as a benefit for those who want to try out a new look without long-term commitment.
What are the limitations?
- Results are temporary, and typically last up to a year, depending on the type of filler and individual factors.
- Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is suitable for making minor adjustments such as smoothing out bumps, lifting the tip or correcting asymmetry. It is not appropriate for significant changes or addressing functional issues that involve breathing problems.
- Expertise matters. It is crucial to have the procedure performed by a skilled and experienced cosmetic dermatological surgeon such as Dr. Sheila Farhang, who can deliver safe and satisfactory results.
Dr. Shelia Farhang has advanced training in cosmetic surgery and years of experience. Contact her at her Oro Valley, Tucson, AZ office or her Beverly Hills office to schedule an appointment to learn more about a nonsurgical rhinoplasty. When you meet, she will listen to your concerns and cosmetic goals and discuss your options.