Traditionally, the only method for cosmetic correction of the nose involved surgery. However, the wide range of fillers available today has led to a newer alternative of nonsurgical rhinoplasty.
What is Non Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Simply put, it is the technique of improve the appearance of the nose using injectable fillers. Fillers are injected to alter the appearance of the nose in an outpatient setting with no downtime. It can be used for:
- Smoothing out bumps
- Correcting asymmetry
- Improving shape post-injury
- Raising or pointing the tip
- Creating roundness
The fillers used are temporary and last for upto a year. For people happy and satisfied with the results, the procedure can be repeated again. For those looking for a longer term alternative, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a good way to do a ‘test drive’ before surgery.
Who is a good candidate for filler rhinoplasty?
Anybody who would like to change the appearance of their nose but does not want to have surgery. The technique can be used on any of the following:
- A hump on the nasal bridge.
- Left to right, or right to left asymmetry.
- A depressed nasal bridge.
- A nose that is small, or lacks definition
- A drooping tip, needing elevation
If you have had previous nasal surgery, it is unlikely that you are suitable for this procedure.
What happens during a liquid rhinoplasty?
Local anesthesia cream is applied to the nose. And then the filler is injected in the required locations. Afterward the patient goes home the same day and continues all daily activities.
After the procedure, there can be minor bruising or swelling in a minority of patients which is temporary.
The results are seen immediately and last for 1 year
Why trust Dr. Aniketh with your non surgical rhinoplasty?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a difficult procedure and should not be attempted by novices. Wrong placement of fillers can lead to complications. Dr. Aniketh has trained in this field under a master of this procedure, Dr. Ramtin Kassir (drkassir.com) in New York and is co-authoring a publication with him on the same topic.