For both men and women alike, the shape of our nose can be a source of distress. When taking pictures, you may avoid certain angles that make you feel the issue is more prominent. They might look at other people’s noses and wish they could have the same confidence levels. Luckily, thanks to liquid rhinoplasty, it is possible to accomplish a significant transformation in the appearance of the nose without downtime, incisions, anaesthesia, or scarring.
What is liquid rhinoplasty?
Liquid rhinoplasty is the non-surgical alternative to traditional rhinoplasty. Instead of cutting and manipulating the skin, cartilage, and bones of the nose, a liquid rhinoplasty requires the use of dermal fillers. These fillers are injected into the nose to change its shape, addressing minor bumps or indentations. Patients are consulted ahead of time to ensure that all areas of concern are addressed.
Which dermal fillers are typically used in a liquid rhinoplasty?
Juvederm: The primary ingredient in Juvederm is hyaluronic acid, a substance produced naturally in our bodies. It gives the skin volume and elasticity. It attracts water to the skin and results typically last anywhere from six to eighteen months.
What issues can a liquid rhinoplasty address?
Liquid rhinoplasty is intended to adjust the shape of the nose. Issues such as a dorsal hump (a small bump), asymmetry, and a drooping nasal tip can all be addressed. What liquid rhinoplasty can’t address, however, is the overall size of the nose. That can only be improved with a traditional rhinoplasty.
What are the benefits?
Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, the results of this procedure are temporary. The benefit here is that patients can ‘try out’ a nose job without going through with a permanent operation. In addition, if the filler used is HA (hyaluronic acid) based, the results can be reversed immediately. An injection of hyaluronidase can be administered to dissolve the HA filler and return the nose to its original state. On top of all of this, liquid rhinoplasty usually takes about 15 minutes to complete. Traditional rhinoplasty is known to take up to four hours.
Who is a good candidate?
As stated before, those looking to smooth out the surface of their nose will benefit the most from this procedure. Issues such as bumps, indentations, and asymmetry can be adjusted with dermal fillers' help.
What is the takeaway?
A liquid rhinoplasty is a fantastic option for anyone unhappy with their nose (But please note that not all concerns can be addressed with the fillers). It allows patients to know what their nose could look like without committing to anything permanent or making huge investments. Our team at AL Aesthetics is standing by to take your call and answer your questions regarding whether a non-surgical rhinoplasty is right for you.