According to a 2010 study published by ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons), 252,261 surgical rhinoplasty procedures were performed, placing nose jobs second to breast augmentation in terms of popularity.
Surgery is not something that should be taken lightly. Not only does it entail significant costs, but also, the results are permanent. For some patients, a corrective solution that lets them improve the shape of their nose without the impact of surgery may be the best route to take until they are ready to commit to a more permanent outcome.
Radiesse As A Non-Surgical Nose Job Option
A dermal filler called Radiesse is now being used to make cosmetic corrections and improve the contour of the nose. Once it is injected, it forms a matrix under the skin to lift and provide firmness to treated areas. This property makes it useful for:
- -Evening out bumps in the nose
- -Re-shaping asymmetries in the nose bridge.
- -Correcting droopy tips
- -Building a higher nose bridge
Radiesse injections are made of tiny microspheres of calcium hydroxyapatite which are synthetically derived to prevent inflammation and allergic reactions. These microspheres act as a scaffold that provides structural support. Also they help trigger the process that allows the dermis to form new collagen fibers. Results last between 12-18 months.
Non-Surgical Nose Job Procedure
When Los Angeles patients opt for Radiesse to achieve the results of a non-surgical nose job, they can expect to remain awake during the procedure which lasts approximately 15-30 minutes. A topical anesthetic is applied to numb the area and minimize pain. Recently, the FDA has approved the inclusion of lidocaine within the Radiesse injection for pain relief during the procedure.
Patients can view the progress with a mirror and provide feedback to direct the physician on how they want their nose to look. The practitioner then shapes the Radiesse beneath the skin according to this input.
Downtime is very minimal and many patients resume their usual activities right after the procedure.
Non-Surgical Nose Job Side Effects & Safety Standards
Side effects can include temporary bruising, itching or swelling at the injection sites.
Radiesse has been tested in numerous clinical trials by the manufacturers of the injection, Bioform Medical. And it is has met the FDA standards for safety as a cosmetic injection.
The following patient underwent non-surgical nose job with Radiesse. Read her whole story.
Non-Surgical Nose Job in Los Angeles
Los Angeles residents who are interested in Radiesse as a non-surgical nose job treatment should submit a free online consultation to FineTouch Dermatology.