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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Everything You Should Know

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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Everything You Should Know

While a surgical rhinoplasty can make significant changes to the aesthetics of the nose, the procedure involves a lengthy downtime, permanent results and potentially high costs. Many individuals who want to change the appearance of their nose may not want to go through the extensive recovery process and achieve results that cannot be altered down the track and may be unaffordable. With cosmetic injectables, minor to moderate changes can be made to the nose in a procedure that is minimally invasive, quick and convenient to perform, and makes adjustable aesthetic changes.

Using dermal filler, non-surgical rhinoplasty can be performed in as little as 15 to 30 minutes, achieving personalised results that suit each patient’s facial features. Results are long-lasting yet changeable, as the body naturally metabolises the filler over time. Changeable results offer the freedom to make any adjustments needed during the next procedure. The minimally invasive nature of the procedure means minimal downtime, allowing you to continue your daily routine as normal! If you’re interested in a non-surgical rhinoplasty, read more to learn about how the procedure is performed, the results you can expect and if you’re a suitable candidate for the procedure.

What is non-surgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers?

A non-surgical rhinoplasty using dermal fillers can effectively reduce the appearance of a nose hump, address minor asymmetries or lift the nose tip. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that achieves long-lasting yet flexible results, which can be ideal for those who want to avoid surgery. Unlike surgical rhinoplasty, it can be performed without general anaesthesia, although patients may choose to use local anaesthetic to improve comfort levels.

The procedure involves strategically injecting dermal filler into precise areas of the nose, to achieve the desired aesthetic alterations. It’s a highly personalised procedure, using the right amount of dermal filler and appropriate procedure steps to fit the needs of each patient.

Who is a suitable candidate for injectable rhinoplasty?

Generally, a non-surgical rhinoplasty can be suitable for those who want to achieve minor to moderate aesthetic changes, addressing the shape or symmetry of the nose. It is well-suited for addressing concerns such as a dorsal hump, asymmetry, or mild irregularities.

Suitable candidates will be in good general health, without any conditions that could interfere with the procedure’s results. The procedure may not be suitable for those with significant structural issues with the nose that may require surgery, such as a deviated septum or issues that interfere with breathing ability.

Before undergoing the procedure, candidates should think about whether or not they will be committed to following any important aftercare instructions that can prevent complications. Although an injectable rhinoplasty doesn’t involve a lengthy recovery period, the procedure can still demand that some aftercare steps are followed, such as protecting the treated area from excessive sun exposure or avoiding certain medications. Not only can following aftercare instructions help to prevent complications, but it can support the quality and longevity of results. Suitable candidates will be ready to follow the essential aftercare instructions for the best outcome possible.

Since the results of non-surgical rhinoplasty are temporary, candidates should also think about whether they are willing to undergo top-up treatments in the future to maintain results. Although the temporary nature of the results can be a benefit for patients, it does mean that maintenance treatments will be required once the dermal filler slowly dissolves.

It will be important that candidates have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure. While surgery can achieve drastic changes, a non-surgical approach can achieve minor to moderate changes. If a candidate’s desired results would be more achievable with a surgical rhinoplasty, this may be a more suitable option.

When you have a consultation with an experienced injector, such as one of our injectors at Essence Healthcare in Melbourne, you will discuss your expectations and current health to determine if you are a suitable candidate.

How is the procedure performed?

Since non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures are personalised, you will have a personalised plan created during your consultation! At Essence, one of our injectors will assess your individual needs and plan the steps of the procedure. You will discuss the amount of dermal filler that you will need, where the dermal filler will be injected and how long the procedure may take.

The procedure starts with thoroughly cleaning the skin at the intended injection sites, and marking where the dermal filler will be injected. Then, injecting small amounts of dermal filler at a time with a thin needle, the dermal filler is placed to achieve the intended aesthetic changes. The location of the injections will depend on your personal goals for the procedure, such as concealing bumps on the nose, lifting the nose tip or reducing the appearance of asymmetry.

Although the procedure doesn’t require any anaesthetic, you may opt for local anaesthetic or numbing cream to help with any discomfort as the filler is injected. The entire process takes about 15 to 30 minutes, depending on your personalised steps. After the procedure, you should be able to resume your daily routine as normal, just keeping some essential aftercare steps in mind!

How soon can I see results, and how long will they last?

Nose procedures with dermal filler achieve immediate results, although some initial swelling can be present that will need to subside before results are fully visible. Sometimes, you can experience some minor swelling, redness or bruising, but this should subside within a few days.

Results can last for 12 to 15 months and are often achieved in just one treatment. However, as mentioned before, maintenance treatments will be needed once the original results begin to fade. You may only need about one maintenance treatment per year, depending on how fast your body naturally metabolises the dermal filler, which can vary from person to person.

Are there potential risks to be aware of?

Although a non-surgical rhinoplasty is less invasive than a surgical procedure, all cosmetic treatments can still be associated with risks. When you have your consultation before your first treatment, your injector will thoroughly explain the risks and complications of the procedure, so that you can make an informed decision.

Aftercare instructions can help prevent certain risks, such as infection at the injection sites. Ensuring you are a suitable candidate can also prevent risks, such as allergic reaction to the materials used. Unfortunately, and rarely, filler may be incorrectly injected into the nose, leading to a severe complication of permanent blindness. This risk can be reduced by choosing experienced injectors to perform the procedure. Another potential complication can include necrosis (tissue death), which may require further treatments to repair, such as skin grafts. This risk can also be minimised by carefully selecting experienced injectors.

PDO threads: Another alternative to a surgical rhinoplasty!

At Essence, we offer an additional non-surgical option to changing the appearance of the nose. Using biodegradable PDO threads, aesthetic changes such as addressing the sharpness of the dorsum of the nose, making the nose appear thinner and lifting the nose tip can be achieved with long-lasting results.

Inserting the dissolvable threads through a small entry point, the procedure involves the use of a local anaesthetic to help manage comfort levels. Depending on your desired aesthetic changes, the threads can be placed in different areas of the nose, either to address the dorsum or the base of the nose.

As with an injectable rhinoplasty, a non-surgical rhinoplasty with PDO threads

is highly personalised, providing a variety of options such as using different types of threads, different thread lengths and an appropriate amount of threads. After the procedure, some minor pain can be experienced for a few days to weeks after the procedure, which may be managed with pain medication, if needed. Results typically last for about 12 to 15 months, which is the same amount of time as with an injectable rhinoplasty using dermal fillers.

The procedure may be a suitable option for those who want to avoid the risks of both surgery and an injectable rhinoplasty. However, all procedures are associated with some risks – with PDO threads, these can include infection, foreign body reaction, thread extrusion and threads being visible. Sometimes, if these complications occur, it can require surgery to address. As with the risks of injectable rhinoplasty, these risks can be minimised by choosing an experienced practitioner.

Choose experienced injectors at Essence Healthcare in Melbourne

Whether you choose an injectable rhinoplasty with dermal fillers or PDO threads, a non-surgical rhinoplasty should always be performed by experienced injectors. Choosing a clinic with experienced injectors is highly important when it comes to achieving personalised, long-lasting results, and minimising procedure risks.

Located in Maribyrnong, Melbourne, a consultation at Essence Healthcare will help you determine if you are a suitable candidate for the procedure, and provide you with much more information and personalised advice, helping you decide if you want to undergo the treatment!

Contact our team to book your consultation for a non-surgical rhinoplasty and discuss your procedure options in further detail.