One of the most common cosmetic procedures people undergo is a nose job. Also known as a rhinoplasty, this procedure is conducted to correct and reconstruct the shape and form of your nose. It can help make it more aesthetically appealing, repair any damage created by trauma or birth defects, and restore its functions.

There are two kinds of rhinoplasty procedures: an open rhinoplasty and a closed rhinoplasty. With an open rhinoplasty, incisions are made on the columella, the area of skin between the nostrils on the outside of the nose. During a closed rhinoplasty, the incisions are made within the nostrils.

Typically, nose jobs are performed by making incisions in the skin and throughout the nose. Your surgeon will proceed by removing or adding soft tissue, bone, and cartilage as necessary. The incisions are then closed using sutures. A nasal splint may also be used to make the nose immobile during recovery to help ensure proper healing from the incisions.

For people who choose not to undergo an invasive procedure like a typical rhinoplasty surgery, a non-surgical nose job option is available. Doctors use this non-surgical process as an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

A non-surgical rhinoplasty is the latest trend in cosmetic procedures. This minimally invasive procedure gives you a new nose in a series of 15-to-30-minute injections. The transformation is achieved using hyaluronic acid filler injections.

Non-surgical nose jobs help change nostril shapes and close up nasal bridges. This technique, however, is not ideal for people who are looking to repair large noses or dorsal bumps. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is practically pain-free and has no downtime. Over the last few years, it has been marketed as a pain-free alternative to typical rhinoplasty.

Although this procedure has been recognized for many years, it was never really used to completely transform or change the structure of a nose. This technique is better suited for repairing minor flaws or dents generated from previous operations.

Earlier procedures included the use of silicone and paraffin wax. These procedures were later abandoned due to their complications. Modern-day non-surgical nose jobs include the use of hyaluronic acid fillers such as Radiesse, Restylane, Juvederm, or Bellafill.

What Should You Know Before You Choose a Non-Surgical Nose Job?

This procedure helps fill depressed areas, lift the angle of the nose’s tip, and smooth out bumps on the nose’s bridge. It can also be used to fix functional issues like breathing difficulties. This non-invasive procedure is an augmentation process and it cannot be used to create long-lasting results like changing the size of your nose.

A non-surgical rhinoplasty is suitable for patients who have a defect that can be easily treated without the use of invasive incisions. It is typically used to fix aesthetic issues and certain congenital defects. It can make the nose appear smaller or larger, and it can give the nasal bridge more definition.

The fillers used are non-allergenic and can produce temporary results that can be seen for a number of months. They are reversible and do not cause any kind of bruising or swelling. Non-surgical nose jobs have little to no downtime, making them a preferable option for people who are too busy for a great deal of downtime.

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Contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jane Chung, a board-certified pathologist and cosmetic surgeon. During your consultation, she will answer any questions you have about the procedure and help get you the results you desire.