Nose jobs are a highly desired cosmetic surgery for people of all ages, genders, and ethnicities. However, not everyone is necessarily willing or able to undergo a major surgery like a rhinoplasty. Some might also want to see what effect a nose alteration might have on their facial appearance before committing to the cost and recovery time of surgery.
If any of these conditions ring true for you, then you might consider a liquid rhinoplasty. This non-invasive procedure uses injectable fillers to reshape the nose. Read on to learn if you are a good candidate for liquid rhinoplasty and whether it might be the right choice for you.
To know what makes a patient a good candidate for liquid rhinoplasty, it is helpful to understand what differentiates the procedure from traditional rhinoplasty. Rather than surgically altering the nose’s internal structure, the treating physician will inject a filler material under the nasal skin to improve shape and contour during a liquid rhinoplasty.
A skilled cosmetic surgeon could apply the fillers in a way that prevents any noticeable increase in nose size. However, because liquid rhinoplasty adds material to the nose, it is not a good choice for someone seeking to make their nose smaller. Surgery is still the only way to remove nasal tissue for patients seeking a substantially smaller nose. Liquid rhinoplasty also cannot address structural problems like a deviated septum or breathing difficulty.
Most liquid rhinoplasty techniques are temporary, making them a better choice for anyone who wants to try out a modification before undergoing more invasive and permanent surgery. Plastic surgeons can also easily repeat or reverse a liquid nose job, allowing them to use multiple approaches to get the patient the most satisfactory outcome.
In some cases, an individual might want to correct an imperfection in their nose’s appearance for a special occasion like a wedding, even if they would not choose a permanent surgery. Results from liquid rhinoplasty are immediately visible, and recovery time is minimal. Many people can have a liquid rhinoplasty and be camera-ready in a day or two.
Additionally, liquid rhinoplasties can potentially correct irregularities from prior surgeries. Rather than undergoing a second surgery, patients who have minor dissatisfactions with their appearance may be good candidates for a liquid rhinoplasty.
While injectable fillers are popular and well-tolerated, the vascular structure of the nose is more complex than other areas of the face where a provider might use filler. If material is accidentally injected into a blood vessel, it can cut off blood supply, risking tissue death or blindness.
An experienced physician knows how to perform a liquid rhinoplasty with minimal risk, but it is key that the patient consults an expert before moving forward.
If you are unhappy with your nose’s shape or appearance but are not ready for surgery, you might be a good candidate for liquid rhinoplasty. Our team has extensive experience performing successful and safe non-surgical nose jobs. Contact the office today to discuss your options.
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