Non-surgical nose job explained
Non-surgical nose job, also known as non-surgical rhinoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to change the shape and appearance of the nose without the need for surgery.
The nose is a very prominent feature of the face and is one of the first things anyone is likely to notice when you first meet. This could be a cause for concern for some people who are uncomfortable with the shape of their nose.
Until recently the only solution to change the share of the nose was surgical rhinoplasty. Comparatively, traditional rhinoplasty is far more uncomfortable and would require patients to stay in hospital to start their recovery.
A non-surgical nose job is ideal for minor changes to the shape and size of the nose. The procedure uses dermal fillers to soften undesirable features of the nose and, unlike traditional rhinoplasty, it’s purely for external aesthetic enhancement and not to improve the function of the nose.
What could be corrected with non-surgical nose job?
A non-surgical nose job can be used to correct many issues that effect the appearance of the nose by reshaping, rebalancing or resizing it. Some of the areas that can be treated include:
- Folds of the nose.
- A bump on the bridge of the nose.
- Lack of symmetry.
- Crooked nose.
- A flat or a low bridge
Who is non-surgical nose job for?
Non-surgical nose job can be carried out on anyone who wants to enhance the look of their nose but isn’t keen on having a full surgical procedure like rhinoplasty. The procedure is ideal for people who are looking to make small changes and adjustments to their nose.
It is important to note; a non-surgical nose job cannot be used to make the nose smaller. This would require a surgical procedure.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are made from different chemical materials and, depending on the type of filler used, the results can differ.
some of the most common dermal fillers include:
- Collagen – effects can last three or four months
- Hyaluronic acid – lasts six to twelve months
- Calcium hydroxylapatite – lasts about 18 months
Hyaluronic acid is a very popular dermal filler used for many different non-surgical cosmetic treatments. The type of dermal filler used will vary from clinic to clinic. You will need to be assessed by a practitioner who can determine what the best course of action is to achieve the desired outcome.
Cost of non-surgical nose job
Everyone’s procedure is different and will need to be tailored specifically around their needs. Because of this, it’s necessary to request a quote and go in for an assessment before a cost can be given for the treatment you want.
It’s important to understand what is included in the price so that there are no unwanted surprises in later.
Limitations and safety concerns with non-surgical nose job?
There are limitations to what can be achieved through a non-surgical nose job, these include:
- The effects of dermal fillers are temporary
- Requires regular maintenance – as the effects of the filler wear off
- The more permanent filler solutions can be most risky
- There is no guarantee the desired outcome will be achieved
- Multiple sessions may be required to achieve the desired outcome
- Facial changes due to aging cannot be prevented.
Being safe and aware of risks associated with any medical or cosmetic treatment is import. Make sure you’re prepared for treatment by speaking to a specialist who can talk you through the procedure in more detail, going through risks and side effects, and helping to set expectation about what can be achieved with a non-surgical nose job.
What to expect from your treatment provider?
Before having treatment, it is important to be well prepared by having a good understanding of what is involved in the procedure and set some expectations. You should have a consultation session with an expert to discuss your needs and get advice on the type of treatment that is going to achieve what you’re looking for. After the assessment, the practitioner should provide a full treatment plan before the procedure, covering every stage up to, during and after the procedure. This will ensure you’re prepped and ready to move forward with the treatment.
What does non-surgical nose job involve?
A non-surgical nose job is an out-patient treatment, meaning you’ll be discharged from the clinic or hospital on the same day. The procedure will be carried out under local anaesthetic and will take around 30 minutes to complete.
The dermal filler is injected at various parts of the nose, as necessary, to achieve the desired result.
As the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic patients may be permitted to watch the procedure with a mirror.
After non-surgical nose job and recovery
Following the procedure, you can return home immediately. If, after a quick assessment, additional treatment is required, a follow up procedure can be arranged. 2 or 3 sessions to achieve the optimum result is normal.
Typically, patient can get back to normal activity after 2 days. For the first week, try not to put any pressure on the treated area and avoid sleeping face down or on your side.
In the first 3 to 5 days the nose may feel tender and there may be some light bruising, but this is to be expected.
The results can last between 6 and 18 months, depending on the type of dermal fill used.
Risks and side effects of non-surgical nose job
General risks and side effect associated with non-surgical nose jobs include:
- Filler shifting beyond the treated area
- Lumps forming under the skin – very rare
- Blocked blood vessels – very rare
Many of these side effects are related to dermal filler injections. Depending on the type of filler used for the procedure the level of risk and side effect may vary. Your practitioner should discuss risks and side effect prier to having the treatment.
What if something goes wrong?
If, after the procedure, you feel you have encountered a serious problem and the results are not what you expected, reach out to your practitioner.
Contact the clinic that performed the procedure and explain the situation, especially if you’re experiencing discomfort or any unusual symptoms that were not explained to you during the consultation.
Things to consider before your procedure
Opting for any form of cosmetic surgery requires a lot of careful thought and consideration. You need to really understand the reasons for choosing the procedure you want and set realistic expectations of the outcome.
Once your mind is made up, are you confident that you are fully prepared for the treatment?
Here are some things you should think about:
- How many sessions do you need to achieve the outcome you desire?
- How long is the recovery time for your treatment?
- Do you need time off work?
- When will you start to see the results you expect?
- How to maintain the results of your treatment?
- When will you fully recover and resume your usual activity?
Start your search
You may or may not be ready for non-surgical nose job treatment, but it’s never too soon to reach out to a clinic or hospital, or a doctor, to start a conversation. A major part of your research into the procedure you’re looking for should include direct communication, and a consultation, with an expert. Feel free to contact multiple care providers and experts. The more information you gather about your procedure and surgeon the better decision you’re likely to make.