Non-Surgical Nose Job
Conveniently located to serve San Jose, CA
Non Surgical Rhinoplasty or Non-Surgical Nose Job
You may have thought that when it comes to a nose that you don’t like there are only two options: learning to love it as is or opting to get a surgical rhinoplasty. But it turns out, there is another way to address perceived imperfections in your nose without going under the knife: non-surgical nose jobs.
While a non-surgical nose job may sound like a miracle, the procedure is really further evidence that the injectable filler is a miracle of modern aesthetic medicine. That’s right, you can get a liquid nose job and bypass invasive surgery, provided that your nose has the right characteristics for the quick procedure.
Common reasons why people choose to have a non-surgical rhinoplasty versus a standard rhinoplasty:
Dr. Jane’s non surgical nose job takes about 10-20 minutes to perform. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the skin. There is very little swelling or bruising following the procedure. Most patients return to work right after. The most common fillers Dr. Jane uses are Bellafill and Belotero. These fillers last between 8 months to over 1 year in the nose. To maintain the new shape over the long run, minor touch-ups are performed.
As a prospective patient, it is important to recognize that given the complexity of the nasal anatomy, effective outcomes require an in-depth knowledge of the natural nasal shape. Dr. jane’s judgment and expertise in non surgical enhancement with the dermal fillers, allow her to translate that experience in order to create a look that is natural and cosmetically enhancing using the non-surgical rhinoplasty approach.
Before and After Pictures
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
A. Traditionally, a rhinoplasty is a surgery that changes the shape of the nose. It requires anesthesia and considerable healing time because of bruising and swelling, but the results are permanent. On the other hand, a liquid nose job (or non-surgical rhinoplasty) uses small needles to inject filler and/or Botox to change the shape of the nose without any invasive surgery. As a result, the effects are temporary.
A. Prior to the injections, ice is used to numb the skin and then the skin is injected with the filler or Botox, depending on what the practitioner decides. “The filler is used to camouflage issues such as a crooked nose, or a bump on the nose, or to give the illusion that the nose is straighter and more refined,” explains. However, not all nose concerns are amenable to a non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Dr. Jane said “Bellafill or Belotero are the choice of fillers when it comes to Non surgical Nose job. If you are a good candidate, the bonus is that you get to skip the pain and recovery of surgery: “For most patients there is essentially no downtime.”
A. “In the right candidate, a liquid rhinoplasty can even out irregularities along the bridge of the nose to help it appear straighter, raise the nasal bridge, or camouflage a dorsal hump on the profile view,” she explains. Some other condition that the procedure addresses includes fixing irregularities after a rhinoplasty as opposed to getting a revision surgery.
“Although you are technically adding volume with filler, the end result is often a nose that appears smaller and more refined — essentially it is more balanced. Think of it like semi-permanent contouring makeup on your nose,” says Dr. Jane.
A. Injections cannot narrow the nasal tip or bring the nostrils in to slim the width of the nose at its base. Additionally, injections cannot bring the top of the nose closer to the face (which is called decreasing the nasal projection in medical speak). Dr. Jane often combine a nasal thread lift if the base of nose has to be lifted.
A. “While there are risks, I would definitely not characterize this procedure as ‘risky.’ In fact I would say it’s safe with extremely rare risks,” explains Dr. Jane, who elaborates that when people talk about the risks of this particular treatment, they are typically referring to an very rare complication called vascular compromise, which means the filler has caused the blood flow through an important artery to stop. This can happen by either directly injecting filler into the artery and causing a blockage or by injecting the filler such that it pushes from the outside on an artery, pinching it off and stopping the flow of blood.
“It’s really flow through the important “end arteries” that we are concerned with, not veins” she says, continuing, “Most of the blood supply to the face (and really all of the body) is redundant — meaning that there are multiple arteries, connected, almost like a netting, that deliver blood. An end-artery- means that there’s one artery only in that area that delivers blood supply. Blocking these arteries is a problem.”
The end-arteries that are around the nose include arteries that supply the retina (blocking this would be bad as the complication could cause blindness) and those that supply certain areas of skin around the nasal tip and nostril (blocking these would cause necrosis, or death of the skin in these small areas). However, these complications are extremely remote according to Dr. Jane, as is vascular compromise. “To cause real long-lasting damage, early signs of complications would have to be ignored by both the patient and injector.” Whew.
It’s also important to note that these risks are the same risks one might encounter with tear trough filler, filler in the forehead or nasalabial folds, and filler in the lips.
A. The bridge of the nose is considered safer to inject than the tip of the nose, or the nostril, but with proper precautions and expertise, risk of serious complication is remote. Dr. Jane has been specialized in non surgical nose job more than 15 years without any serious complication.
A. “I’m sure that this varies, but in my office, it varies between about $ 750 and $2,900 depending on the type and amount of filler used” says Dr. Jane.
A. Results can last between 9 months and 2 years depending on the anatomy of the nose, the issue being addressed, and the type of filler used.
A. Very rarely some patients develop a small bruise around the injection site which lasts around 3-4 days, but generally there is no downtime at all.
A. In many cases, especially in patients with poor nasal definition, adding to the nose in certain areas with fillers can actually give the appearance of a narrower nose. While the nose does not actually become narrower, it can certainly be a nice cosmetic improvement. Be sure to see an expert physician injector who is also a rhinoplasty expert.