What Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
- Posted on: Jan 13 2014
You are probably familiar with what a rhinoplasty is. It’s better known as a nose job to many people, and it’s easily one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed around the world. By undergoing a rhinoplasty, unsightly bumps and ridges on the nose can be removed as needed, greatly enhancing your overall appearance. All it takes is a consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon.
While a traditional rhinoplasty is effective, there is a non-surgical version of rhinoplasty that can be performed. Let’s take a moment to consider the non-surgical version of rhinoplasty and how it compares to the traditional surgical approach.
About Traditional Rhinoplasty Surgery
A traditional rhinoplasty is performed in order to address bumps, ridges, and other aesthetic problems associated with the appearance of the nose. During the rhinoplasty surgery, incisions are made inside of the nostrils or along the strip of skin between the nostrils in order to address the various structures of the nose.
Rhinoplasty can also be performed in order to revise the nasal cavity and sinuses. This is generally reserved for people who suffer from breathing issues caused by structural/anatomical blockages.
How Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Works
Rather than use traditional surgical methods, a non-surgical rhinoplasty involves the use of dermal filler injections around the bridge of the nose. These dermal fillers are ideal for people who want to mask bumps and ridges on the bridge of the nose.
Common Dermal Fillers for Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
In many instances, dermal fillers such as Restylane®, RADIESSE®, and Juvéderm® are used for non-surgical rhinoplasty. The right dermal filler for the patient will be determined during the consultation process.
How long does a non-surgical rhinoplasty last?
A non-surgical rhinoplasty will last several months, sometimes up to a year. This will depend on the dermal filler used as well as other factors.
Benefits of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
One of the primary benefits of non-surgical rhinoplasty is that there is no downtime associated with the procedure, whereas a full facial plastic surgery would require weeks of recovery. There is no scarring involved as well and the injection areas are undetectable.
Drawbacks of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is only designed for minor masking of bumps, ridges, and other relatively minor aesthetic issues related to the bridge of the nose. To adjust the size of the nose, make major adjustments, treat the internal structures of the nasal cavity, or have lasting results, a traditional rhinoplasty surgery will be required.
Is non-surgical rhinoplasty the right solution for me?
You may be wondering if you are a good candidate for a non-surgical rhinoplasty or if a traditional rhinoplasty would better meet your needs. The sure way to find out is to stop by for a consultation. By discussing all of your aesthetic goals with you in greater detail, we will be help you make the best decision that meets your needs.
Learn More About Facial Plastic Surgery
For more information about traditional rhinoplasty, non-surgical rhinoplasty, and your many other options available for facial rejuvenation and enhancement, be sure to contact our plastic surgery center serving Minneapolis today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you make the best possible decisions with regard to your appearance.
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