Who is a good candidate for nose correction?
This treatment is considered for patients with a treatment-suitable aesthetic defect, or a defect resulting from a surgical rhinoplasty (either primary or secondary). Although the procedure is usually performed for aesthetic purposes, it can also be used to correct some birth defects.
How does it work?
A dermal filler treatment can make the nose appear smaller by making it look straighter. It is frequently used to increase the height and definition of the nasal bridge, as well as augmenting other precisely defined areas of the nose. By using a dermal filler, Julie can reshape and contour the nose to achieve results that were previously only ever possible with plastic surgery. Non -surgical nose reshaping is mainly suitable for those who need refinement of their nose shape.
What happens during the procedure
The procedure fills in depressed areas on the nose, lifting the angle of the tip or smoothing the appearance of bumps on the bridge. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an augmentation procedure, so it cannot reduce the size of someone's nose. It is a cosmetic procedure and is not used to correct functional problems with the nose, such as breathing difficulties.
How long does the procedure take?
For injecting and placing the soft-tissue filler typically take 20 to 30 minutes to perform after an initial 15 minutes of numbing. After the procedure you can resume normal life activities immediately.
Will it hurt?
Everybody’s pain threshold is different and Julie will apply numbing cream to the area. In general, the procedure is fairly quick so any discomfort will be for a short amount of time.
Are there any side effects?
As the procedure is non-invasive, bruising and swelling are minimal. The procedure is not meant to decrease nose size. Minimal bruising may occur which usually resolves in 5 – 7 days. The nose may be tender for 3 – 5 days following treatment.
Is Non-Surgical Nose Shaping an alternative to a traditional Rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot replace a traditional rhinoplasty if your deformity is significant or the nose needs to be reduced in size. It is, however, an effective way of correcting some deformities of the nose especially following a previous rhinoplasty when you may want to avoid a further revision surgery. Julie can advise you on a consultant plastic surgeon to meet your needs.