What Is a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
The most common type of non-surgical nose job involves injecting filler into the nose.
The plastic surgeon injects this filler underneath the first layer of the skin and fills any gaps that appear. It is commonly used as a method of diminishing the appearance of wrinkles.
There are two types of filler: natural and synthetic. Natural fillers is made from molecules that are naturally produced by the body. This means there is little risk of an adverse reaction to the treatment. However, the results from injecting this type of filler are only temporary as the filler is eventually dissipated by the skin. People who opt for natural fillers will typically have to return to the surgeon once every 6-12 months for a top-up. Synthetic fillers are typically made from collagens produced in a laboratory. The results of these injections are longer-lasting.
This type of procedure can only add structure to the nose. It could therefore be considered by those looking to correct a nose with small bumps or a slightly misshapen nose. Sadly, it is not a viable option for those who would like a large nose reduced. Nor those with major nose asymmetry.
How Does It Differ From Rhinoplasty?
Perhaps you’re wondering why someone should consider non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment over surgical nose job. There are plenty of advantages to choosing this treatment over full surgery on your nose.
For starters, it’s far less invasive. It’s also quicker, easier and relatively painless. After an initial consultation where you’ll be examined and recommended a certain type of filler, the surgery should only take a few minutes. Most surgeries require less than half an hour. Although there are potential side-effects, like soreness and selling, most patients can continue to go about their day after the surgery is performed. You’ll typically see results within 72 hours.
Rhinoplasty typically involves more preparation and a lengthy surgery compared to non-surgical nose job. It has a higher risk of complications and a lengthy, often painful, recovery time. Additionally, rhinoplasty costs typically start at around $5,000, whereas you can expect to drop an average of around $1,000 for the non-surgical alternative.
That said, an advantage of rhinoplasty is that the results are permanent. Meanwhile, those taking the non-surgical route will need to visit their cosmetic surgeon for top-ups if they would like to keep their new appearance permanently. However, the experience is quick and simple enough that many patients are happy to do this. Though, the costs of these top-up injections can begin to add up over the years.
There a few if any alternatives to rhinoplasty if you’re looking to major changes to your nose.
What Are The Risks?
Most patients undergoing this type of procedure will be able to visit their cosmetic surgeon in their lunch break and return to work within an hour without any pain or discomfort.
However, as with all medical procedures, there are risks that to be aware of. The most common side-effects are swelling, discomfort, and bruising. The nose is a particularly sensitive area of the face, so this may be more painful than Botox or dermal fillers. You may be prescribed painkillers of a necessary strength to deal with this.
If the procedure is botched, there is a risk that the blood supply to the nose could be cut off. There is also the possibility of an allergic reaction to some synthetic fillers.
It’s definitely worth browsing online reviews of the cosmetic surgeons on your area and going with the highest-rated individual; even if they charge a little more. Your face isn’t worth taking a risk over for a few hundred dollars saved.
A good surgeon will be brilliant at explaining the procedure, setting your expectations of the results and outlining the potential risks.
Once you choose a great cosmetic surgeon, it’ll be possible to improve the shape of your nose within hours of a relatively pain-free non-invasive treatment. What more could you ask for?
Learn more about the non-surgical nose job and other cosmetic surgery options. Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery today!