The nose is one of the most important aspects of the face. Its shape and size either compliment or distract from other aspects of the face. When the nose is too large, too small, uneven in shape or features a hook, it throws of the symmetry and balance of the entire face. While a surgical nose augmentation used to be the only way to correct it, many patients now opt for a non-surgical nose job with dermal injectables.
BENEFITS OF A NON-SURGICAL NOSE JOB
Dermal fillers now offer patients the option to alter their noses without surgery. A non-surgical nose job is a safe and nearly painless procedure. Cosmetic results are immediate or near immediate. A local anesthetic is used prior to dermal injections with the whole procedure taking about 20 to 30 minutes. Recovery is usually within an hour.
The procedure is ideal for patients who wish to improve their profiles and nose shapes. It is also much more affordable than a surgical augmentation with less side effects. Those who are unsure or wary of a permanent solution usually benefit from the temporary benefits of the non-surgical option.
ASPECTS OF NOSE IMPROVEMENT
Minor nose corrections are easily accomplished with injectables. Common afflictions of the nose include:
- Drooping Tip
- Retracted Columella
- Nasal and Dorsal Depression
- Insufficient Nasal Tip
- Nostril Size
- Traumatic Injury
- Uneven Shape
DERMAL FILLERS FOR THE PROCEDURE
Dermal fillers are either formations of calcium hydroxyapatite or hyaluronic acid. Radiesse is calcium hydroxyapatite based. Restylane, Juvéderm and Boltero are hyaluronic acid based. For a non-surgical nose job, Radiesse is typically preferred since it has a thicker consistency than the other three.
Calcium hydroxyapatite is a calcium compound naturally occurring in bones and cartilage. Radiesse interacts with tissue near the injection site to support new collagen fibers. It adds structural support to the nose and adds volume.
In addition to it structural benefits, Radiesse contours the shape of the nose. This patient got Radiesse to fix her short nasal bridge and elongate her nose.
Injections may last from 12 months up to 18 months, depending on the patient. While a non-surgical nose job cannot make the nose smaller, straightening the nose may make it appear smaller. Improving problem areas contributes to an overall more attractive, symmetrical appearance.