What is Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty traditionally was always performed with surgical intervention, that means an invasive procedure. Rhinoplasty in common layman’s terms means nose job, whereby, because of cosmetic reasons or sometimes because of functional problems the patient is having difficulty breathing, or has excessive snoring, the shape of the nose needed to be altered. That is primarily what rhinoplasty used to be, a surgical procedure.
Can rhinoplasty be performed with non-surgical intervention?
Rhinoplasty has always been performed with surgical intervention. That means it involves a surgery or an invasive method. However, over the last six to eight years we have noticed that medical rhinoplasty is gaining popularity.
It is usually performed with a dermal filler or both rhythm toxin. To alter the outer shape of the nose dermal fillers are very effective and can even camouflage the hump or sometimes alter the shape of the nose. With Portland toxin we can reduce nasal flare and, often people who have got a depressed nasal tip, we can alter the depressed tip so that it looks slightly elevated. This is more suitable for people who are not so keen to undergo any surgical methods to correct their nose problems.
What are the pros and cons?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty or medical rhinoplasty, like any other cosmetic procedure has some pros and cons. As doctors and nurses, we need to be acutely aware of that to protect our patients. The pros are mostly that it is a minimally invasive or non-surgical procedure, so the patient doesn’t have to go through a surgery. On the other hand, you can get dermal filler being injected into the blood vessel which can cause skin necrosis and other significant problems. Botolan toxin as we know can be injected into wrong place and cause unusual expression of the face.
All the pros and cons need to be taken into account before we undertake this procedure to keep the patient happy and safe
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