While rhinoplasty surgery has been around for years, nonsurgical procedures are still relatively new. These procedures have well-known risks and side effects and are generally more expensive than nonsurgical procedures. Depending on your insurance plan, you may be covered for your surgery if you have any related medical conditions. Your surgeon will discuss all options with you, including which one is right for you. However, if you are concerned about the cost or if you want to try a nonsurgical procedure first, you may want to go for a nonsurgical procedure.
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a relatively easy procedure. To ensure that your procedure is as safe as possible, your doctor will use a topical anesthetic, chlorhexidine gluconate wipes, and a blunt-tipped cannula. Before the procedure, you’ll be given an ice pack to numb the area and minimize any pain. The procedure will take one to five minutes and you’ll be able to see the results as the filler is injected into the area.
The advantages of a nonsurgical procedure are immediate results and minimal risk. The results of this procedure are more temporary than those of a surgical nose job, lasting up to a year. It’s important to find a reputable provider who can minimize any risks. The procedure should last for a year or so, depending on your individual needs. However, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not right for everyone. It isn’t always necessary for everyone and may not be the right choice for patients who want dramatic changes in their appearance.
A nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure can camouflage a small dorsal hump. It can also improve the profile. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty can also correct a crooked or slanted nose. A concave area on the front side of the nose can make the nose appear twisted, but if the concave area is filled, the nose will appear straighter.
Despite the risks associated with nonsurgical rhinoplasty, it is an excellent option for patients who want a subtle and natural-looking change to their face. Although the procedure can be uncomfortable, most patients do not experience significant pain after the procedure. Patients may experience minor discomfort afterward, but the surgeon will offer tips to minimize any discomfort. For patients who opt for nonsurgical rhinoplasty, it’s also a good way to test the waters for surgical rhinoplasty.
The use of dermal fillers is another benefit of nonsurgical rhinoplasty. Dermal fillers are substances that naturally occur in the skin. These substances keep the skin plump and hydrated. However, unlike traditional rhinoplasty, these procedures can be reversible and dissolvable. They are often done by a board-certified plastic surgeon. If you’re not certain whether you’ll benefit from this procedure, a consultation with your facial plastic surgeon is highly recommended.
Liquid rhinoplasty is another type of nonsurgical rhinoplasty. This procedure is performed by injecting dermal fillers into the nose. This procedure is excellent for patients who have isolated deformities in the nose or who have minor irregularities postoperatively. Although a liquid rhinoplasty procedure is less permanent than a surgical procedure, it does require more expertise in injections and a higher risk of complications. Nonetheless, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a great choice for patients who do not have time or funds for surgical rhinoplasty.