Don’t let that hump get you down in the dumps!
If you are not quite happy with the way your nose looks, you’re not alone. Rhinoplasty remains one of the top plastic surgery procedures in the country. It’s no wonder since you can’t really hide or disguise your nose.
You’re also not alone if the idea or cost of surgery is not something you can handle right now. There is good news, though!
Liquid Rhinoplasty or the “Non-surgical Nose Job” has become popular in the past few years as a method of changing the shape of the nose without an operation. It is not a rhinoplasty, as the term implies, but it can help you in a similar way.
Read on to find out if you should give Liquid Rhinoplasty a “shot”!
What is a liquid rhinoplasty?
The “Liquid Rhinoplasty” is actually not a rhinoplasty at all. It is the injection of filler into the nose. The most common fillers used for this purpose are Radiesse and hyaluronic acids (Juvederm, Restylane). Both the advantage and disadvantage of Radiesse is that it is the longest lasting of the “temporary” fillers. It cannot be dissolved should there be an unsatisfactory result, in which case the patient is left to wait up to two years for it to be reabsorbed.
Although not as long lasting, Juvederm and Restylane can be dissolved with an enzyme injection should the result be unsatisfactory.
Some physicians use Silikon-1000, a silicone permanent filler. This treatment is extremely risky as silicone is permanent. For the advantages and disadvantages of using silicone in the nose, see Radiesse above, and multiply by a million!
What can the liquid rhinoplasty fix?
The main use of injectable fillers in the nose is to camouflage the profile (dorsal) hump by either filling below and/or above the hump. Another very good indication is in a patient who has had too much of their nasal dorsum taken down during a previous surgical rhinoplasty.
It can also be an excellent tool to smooth out any small irregularities in early months after surgical rhinoplasty.
How long do the results last?
The results last anywhere from six months to forever depending upon the filler used, as described above.
Are there complications with the liquid rhinoplasty?
Yes. If injected into a blood vessel, fillers can cause very serious problems such as necrosis of the skin and there have been reported cases of blindness. There have also been cases of severe infections.
Am I a candidate for a liquid rhinoplasty?
To determine whether you are a good candidate for a liquid rhinoplasty you should consult with an expert, skilled, and experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. Computer imaging can give one an idea of what the nose will look like after the injections. I cannot emphasize enough the importance of choosing your injecting physician most carefully, as bad results from an untrained hand may be damaging and permanant.
Now that you’re in the know about the nose, talk to your plastic surgeon today!
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