The new “selfie generation” has made us more critical of our own appearances than ever before. Whether we believe what the camera says or what the comments section on an Instagram post reads – this can have a massive impact on self-confidence. Many plastic surgeons attribute the rise of social media for the growing demand of nose jobs and facial aesthetic treatments in general. A recent study even shows that a selfie can distort the face showing your nose to appear upto 30% wider!
Though would you go under the knife? Forget the sheer anxiety of surgical procedures, they can be costly, and you may not even like the end result! Non-surgical rhinoplasty is fast becoming a favourite alternative with the demand having increased by 29% in the past year! This temporary treatment, also known as “nose fillers” can be performed in 15 minutes and has virtually no down-time.
So, how does it work?
Instead of shaving parts of your bone and cartilage or removing fat, non-surgical procedures involve injecting fillers to disguise the humps and bumps. Dermal fillers are used to add volume and fullness to the face. Made from hyaluronic acid, this is a naturally found substance that is already present in our skin. The dermal filler is injected via a tiny needle above and below the bump on the nose. The filler is then moulded slightly to ensure the bump has been evened out and that is literally it. Additionally, filler can be added around the tip of your nose to give the overall appearance of a thinner and more refined bridge. Botox can also be injected into the to give a lifted tip from a hooked nose.
Am I suitable?
If you’re not happy with your nose, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a safe, non-invasive alternative to traditional treatments which can last up to 12 months. Perfect for anyone with the following:
- Hook shaped nose that would like it straightened
- Small nose to be built up
- Bump along the bridge of the nose
- Refinement after previous rhinoplasty
- Drooping of the nasal tip
- Noses that would like more definition and a nose tip
How long to recover?
There is virtually no down time for this procedure with most patients returning to their work or daily activities as soon as they leave the practice. There may be slight swelling and tenderness but nothing of significance – especially in comparison to traditional rhinoplasty. However, patients must avoid wearing eyewear for two weeks following the procedure to allow the filler to settle.
How long does it last?
Dermal fillers last between 6-12 months and with repeat treatments or touch ups will last longer. This is dependent on the patient, their age and quality of their skin. As hyaluronic acid occurs naturally, it is bio-compatible and biodegradable and therefore does not harm the body at all. It is broken down and removed naturally. If you find you are not satisfied with the changes, the filler can be dissolved, and you can also have the treatment reversed! This gives it a great safety margin.
If you’re interested in the procedure, book a consultation with our team and we can discuss how non-surgical rhinoplasty can work for you.