Some of us desire a better nose – one that is the perfect fit for our face, making our faces more beautiful.
Some of us might consider getting our nose operated on. Plastic surgery is becoming an increasingly common solution for people who want a better nose.
However, rhinoplasty, or the plastic surgery of the nose, can pose some risks, which may deter potential patients from seeking a nose job. Such risks include the possibility of complications, and the risk of unfavourable cosmetic results. The downtime for a surgical rhinoplasty may also be several weeks to several months.
These patients can opt for non-surgical rhinoplasty, or nose fillers, instead.
An introduction to non-surgical Rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a safer and non-invasive alternative to traditional rhinoplasty. Sometimes referred to as the “15-minute nose job”, the treatment involves either the injection of dermal filler or the injection of absorbable thread.
Offered in all reputable aesthetic clinics, the treatment is an easily accessible and affordable option for people who want to change the shape of their nose but do not want to undergo surgery.
Unlike the nose job, patients can see the results immediately after the procedure is completed. There is no minimal downtime needed for healing and no general anesthesia used. Patients are also able to see the results as they undergo the procedure.
Suitable candidates for getting non-surgical rhinoplasty
Our doctors have deemed a list of possible candidates who are suitable for receiving this type of nose fillers. Potential patients are likely to have:
- a slightly crooked nose;
- a small nose that needs to be built up;
- a hook-shaped nose that needs to be straightened;
- a nose that requires more height, definition and a nose tip; or
- a nose that needs to be touched up after surgical rhinoplasty.
The procedure for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
20 to 30 minutes before the treatment begins, our doctor will apply a topical anesthetic cream. This is done to ensure maximum comfort for the patient when the treatment is applied.
Depending on which is more suitable, either a filler is injected or thread may be inserted. When the procedure begins, the doctor will inject filler in small amounts and in precise locations on the nose. The aesthetic doctor would then massage the product to re-shape the procedure. For threadlift, a thread will be inserted one at a time, until the final result is achieved.
During the procedure, you are fully awake, and holding a mirror. This gives you total control over the shape and contours created by the procedure, and therefore, the procedure’s results.
After the treatment is completed, it is recommended that you avoid touching for 6 hours or applying make-up to the treated area for about 48 hours to prevent infection to the affected areas.
Results after the procedure is immediate. However, it may last from 6 to 24 months depending on the material. As the results are relatively temporary, your nose can be adjusted as your face changes, helping you to ensure that you retain a natural look.
Material used in the nose-filling procedure
The two most commonly used material for nose fillers in aesthetic clinics are Hyaluronic Acid and Calcium Hydroxylapatite.
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance, found throughout the human body and in many other living organisms. Its functions are wide and various: it can give the skin elasticity, provide it with extra volume, or simply to provide a more useful appearance. Common types of Hyaluronic Acids are Restylane and Juvederm, sterile gels manufactured in a laboratory, consisting of no human or animal DNA. They are reversible fillers and therefore are the ones with the best safety profile.
Radiesse is an injectible calcium-based microsphere filler. Injection of Radiesse makes the moulding of the nose immediate, making it good for treatments related to the correction of the nose. The chemical acts as a scaffold underneath the skin, providing the structure and the stimulant for your natural collagen to grow. Skin sensitivity testing is not required when using this substance. Results from Radiesse are clinically proven to last a year or more in many patients.
The main concern of filler injection is the intravascular accident where filler may be accidentally injected into blood vessel. This risk is minimized by using a cannula instead of a sharp needle.