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Non surgical rhinoplasty: what to expect

Ellie Taylor
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No, No, No-se Surgery Needed

Expert reveals the non-surgical alternative to rhinoplasty for nose reshaping that’s less invasive, less expensive and less painful.

We all have those little insecurities that we wish we could change, but often, it’s not an option due to affordability or a fear of undergoing surgery. For many, the nose is the standout facial feature that we’d love to tweak.

What most people don’t know is that there is a non-surgical alternative for reshaping your nose. To help, Dr Toni Phillips, Group Clinical Director at DestinationSkin, has shared more information and her expert advice on nose reshaping.

What is the difference between non-surgical nose reshaping and a rhinoplasty?

A rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure performed under general anaesthetic and involves making permanent changes to the recipient’s bone and soft tissue in order to achieve an improved aesthetic appearance.

As an alternative, non-surgical nose reshaping involves using a hyaluronic acid filler gel, which is injected at various points on the nose. These fillers can be used to correct the appearance of a bump, lift the tip of the nose or make the nose look straighter or thinner.

Who is a good candidate for non-surgical nose reshaping?

For a more drastic or permanent change to improve the appearance of the nose then a surgical rhinoplasty is still the best option as non-surgical nose reshaping is effective but can only offer a moderate change.

Injectable gel nose reshaping is a good option for people looking to make a small change to their appearance and for those interested in making a change but aren’t sure about the permanence of a rhinoplasty. It’s also a less expensive and less painful way to affect change.

Finally, it can also be performed on rhinoplasty patients that are looking to enhance the results a little more.

How long does non surgical rhinoplasty last?

Non-surgical nose reshaping lasts 12-18 months and repeat treatments are needed to maintain the results. Many clients choose to have a repeat treatment before the filler disappears, typically 8-12 months after treatment.

Can it be reversed?

Yes, the hyaluronic gel can be dissolved if the desired outcome is not achieved.

How fast are the results and what’s the recovery time?

The results from the injections of non-surgical nose reshaping are seen instantly. Though the nose may be a bit swollen, tender, red or bruised for a few days afterwards. This will typically resolve completely in a week before the final result is visible.

This is much quicker than a surgical rhinoplasty which usually has an initial healing period of six weeks before the new nose shape is visible, and up to 12 months until all of the swelling has subsided, before the final result is achieved.

Is nose reshaping dangerous?

As with any injectable treatment, a non-surgical nose job can be associated with a high degree of risk in terms of complications.

However, if it is performed by a well-trained and experienced medical injector, who understands the complex anatomy of the nose, then risks are minimal.

The medical injector will only be able to inject in the ‘safe’ places on the nose and though this can limit the amount of change possible it’s to ensure all procedures are completed safely.

We find that our clients are delighted with the results of their injectable nose reshaping, as often a small change can make a big difference.

For more information on non-surgical nose reshaping, visit our treatment page. Alternatively, for regular updates and advice follow us on Instagram @DestinationSkin.

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