Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Using Fillers
Rhinoplasty ranks among the top five most popular cosmetic surgery procedures performed in the US today. The procedure is designed to enhance the shape and size of the nose to make it more harmonious with the rest of the facial features. However, some patients may be desirous of improving the appearance of their nose, but may not wish to undergo a surgical procedure. In such cases, it is possible to meet the patient’s needs with non-surgical FDA approved dermal filler injectables.
When a nose reshaping procedure is performed using filler injections, all the typical risks and complications associated with a surgery are automatically avoided. The procedure can be performed with the patient experiencing minimal pain, and having to bear very little or no downtime. Double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides nose reshaping and various other procedures to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Who is a Suitable Candidate?
Any adult who is bothered by the appearance of a smaller or undermined nose, presence of a nose bump or poorly defined nasal tip, or such other physical aberrations, but does not wish to undergo a cosmetic surgery, may make a good candidate for non-surgical dermal filler rhinoplasty.
However, patients who may require major changes to the nose shape or size, or suffer from severe aesthetic anomalies may only achieve significant improvements with a surgery. Dermal filler based rhinoplasty is ideally suited for working people and busy mothers who usually look for procedures that involve minimal downtime and entail very low risk.
At the time of initial consultation, the plastic surgeon will assess the condition of the nose and the patient’s individual aesthetic needs and goals. Accordingly, a customized treatment plan using facial fillers will be prepared. The injectable procedure can typically be completed in about 20 to 30 minutes. The surgeon will numb the affected area with a local anesthetic injection or topical cream to ensure complete patient comfort.
The treatment provider may choose Juvederm or Restylane, which are hyaluronic acid based fillers, to perform the non-surgical rhinoplasty. No prior allergy tests are necessary with these FDA approved cosmetic fillers. The chosen filler will be injected into the marked areas of the nose in correct quantities. Soft tissue augmentation will be able to enhance the nose shape, profile, symmetry, and projection as per the pre-determined treatment plan.
In certain cases, more advanced dermal fillers such as Radiesse or Sculptra may also be applied to achieve the desired outcomes. The treatment expert may sometimes use a combination of two or more dermal fillers, depending on the aesthetic needs of the case. Filler rhinoplasty is performed as an outpatient procedure. The patient will be able to return home the same day. Dr. Kim provides filler nose reshaping to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and nearby areas.
Temporary swelling and redness will resolve on its own in a few days. Most patients can resume their normal activities almost immediately after the filler treatment. Results can sustain for six to 12 months, depending on the type of fillers used.
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