LIQUID RHINOPLASTY: THE TRUTH ABOUT NON-SURGICAL NOSE JOBS
For both men and women alike, the nasal shape can be a source of distress. When taking pictures, these clients may try to avoid certain angles that they feel present them in a negative light. They might look at other people’s noses and wish that they could have the same confidence levels. Luckily, thanks to liquid rhinoplasty, it is possible to accomplish a significant transformation in the appearance of the nose, all without downtime, incisions, anesthesia, or scarring.
What is liquid rhinoplasty?
Liquid rhinoplasty is the non-surgical alternative to traditional rhinoplasty. Instead of cutting and manipulating the skin, cartilage, and bones of the nose, a liquid rhinoplasty simply requires the use of dermal fillers. These fillers are injected into the nose to change its shape, addressing any bumps or indentations. Patients are consulted ahead of time to ensure that all areas of concern are addressed.
Which dermal fillers are typically used in a liquid rhinoplasty?
- Juvederm: The primary ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, a substance produced naturally in our bodies. It gives the skin volume and elasticity. It works by attracting water to the skin and results typically last anywhere from six to eighteen months.
- Restylane: Like Juvederm, the active ingredient in Restylane is hyaluronic acid. This filler stimulates natural collagen production at the injection site, helping to smooth out the bumps and indentations in the nose. These results can also last up to eighteen months.
- Sculptra: The functioning agent in this filler is a synthetic compound called poly-L-lactic acid (abbreviated as PLLA). It also works by stimulating the development of collagen, smoothing out any problem areas of the nose. Some studies have shown that the results can last up to two years.
What issues can a liquid rhinoplasty address?
Liquid rhinoplasty is intended to adjust the shape of the nose. Issues such as a dorsal hump (a small bump), asymmetry, and a drooping nasal tip can all be addressed. What liquid rhinoplasty can’t address, however, is the overall size of the nose. That can only be improved with traditional rhinoplasty.
What are the benefits?
Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, the results of this procedure are temporary. The benefit here is that patients can ‘try out’ a nose job without actually going through with a permanent operation. In addition to this, if the filler used is HA (hyaluronic acid) based, the results can be reversed right away. An injection of hyaluronidase can be administered to dissolve the HA filler and return the nose to its original state. On top of all of this, liquid rhinoplasty usually takes about 15 minutes to complete. Traditional rhinoplasty is known to take up to four hours.
Who is a good candidate?
As stated before, those looking to smooth out the surface of their nose will benefit the most from this procedure. Issues such as bumps, indentations, and asymmetry can all be adjusted with the help of dermal fillers.
What is the takeaway?
Overall, liquid rhinoplasty is a fantastic option for anybody who is unhappy with their nasal shape. It allows patients to get an idea of what their nose could look like without committing to anything permanent or making huge investments. Our team at Flawless Skin by Abby is standing by to take your call and answer your questions regarding whether a non-surgical rhinoplasty is right for you.