The Scope And Limitations Of “Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty”
Our patient before and after non-surgical rhinoplasty in Dallas: Slight elevation of nasal tip, increase of the root of nasal ridge and reduction of a small hump on the nasal ridge, individual results vary
What Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
First of all the treatment commonly referred to as “non-surgical rhinoplasty” is not “rhinoplasty” at all. By definition, Rhinoplasty is “plastic surgery performed on the nose”. Non-surgical “rhinoplasty” does not involve any plastic surgery. It is a non-surgical treatment for temporary improvement in certain minor imperfections of the nose such as a small bump in the bridge or a slight hook nose. I started the non-surgical rhinoplasty in my Dallas and Southlake offices a few years ago and initially was very conservative with this treatment. As with any treatment, my biggest concern is patient safety and my second biggest concern is “unnatural” and “over-done” results. I have been to several advanced dermal filler training courses and not many physicians have a lot of tips to improve on this treatment. I have gradually advanced my injection technique for corrections of minor nose imperfections staying within the safety zone for injection in this delicate area and have had great patient satisfaction with this treatment for majority of patients. I think the biggest cause for patient dis-satisfaction is unrealistic results and on occasion it has been challenging to get the patients to understand the limitations of non-surgical rhinoplasty.
How Is The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Done?
In my Dallas and Southlake office after examining my patients and discussing realistic expectations, I apply topical numbing creme to the area of treatment. I decide which dermal filler is most suitable for the correction of nasal imperfections. I use either an HA filler or Radiesse. HA filler lasts less than a year and Radiesse lasts almost 16-18 months. For younger patients and those who are not sure about the treatment, I use the HA filler. I use a canula for the tip elevation or a very small needle for the bridge correction. The entire treatment takes less than 10 minutes. I pinch the area of injection for a few minutes after placement of the dermal filler to reduce swelling and bruising which are the most common side effects of this treatment. I advise ,my patients to avoid bumping nose or applying pressure to the nose for a couple of weeks and let the filler settle down. So no sleeping with face down for few weeks after the treatment!
What Can Be Corrected With the Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
In my Dallas and Southlake cosmetic skincare practice, I am conservative and dont aim for major deviation from the baseline because I dont think it looks natural. I also dont focus on getting a perfect bridge or completely straight nose because I think this leads to disproportionate perspective. Remember any dermal filler placed in this area will add volume and large volume leads to a bigger nose, the key is the place enough dermal filler to soften the imperfection without adding too much volume to the nose. I have been able to correct the following nasal imperfections with placement of dermal filler:
- Small hump in the nasal bridge
- A very flat nasal bridge
- A flat nasal tip, with placement of filler in the tip
- A slight hook nose with placement of filler in the tip to raise the tip
What is The Down Time Following The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
There is mild swelling which gradually goes down in the days to weeks following the procedure, it can take up to 6 weeks for complete resolution of swelling of the nose but it usually very mild. . Occasionally there may be busing which can take 1-3 weeks to go away completely.
Call 888-210-9693 for a consultation for non-surgical rhinoplasty in Dallas and Southlake. There is a $100 consultation fee which is applied toward your treatment.