Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

The Benefits of Non Surgical Rhinoplasty

Non-surgical nose jobs can make all the difference to a person afraid of having surgical rhinoplasty. In a surgical procedure, the doctor would have to cut open the patient’s face and mold his or her nose to perfection, leading to a very long recovery and the risk of a botched operation. Not only is surgery expensive, but it should be exercised with caution and only used when the case is severe. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, on the other hand, is a safe procedure where dermal fillers are injected into the skin to smooth out unsightly bumps and awkward shapes.

It should be noted that a non-surgical nose job is strictly a cosmetic procedure and does not fix problems such as trouble breathing and also does not reduce the size of the nose. With that being said, non-surgical rhinoplasty is an affordable, safe, and non-invasive treatment. It straightens the nose, smoothes bumps, and augments a flat nose into a fuller, more desirable shape.

A non-surgical nose job takes between ten to thirty minutes and the effect is immediate. No time off work is needed and the process is virtually painless. The patient may return to his or her normal activities right away.

The non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure is ideal for someone with a minor flaw. The person may have a small bump on the bridge of the nose or perhaps it is uneven in places. The patient might have suffered a nose injury that requires cosmetic correction. However, if there is a major flaw or the nose is too large, a physician may advise the patient to pursue a surgical option.

Hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxiapatite are the most regularly used fillers. They are both non allergenic and safe. Hyaluronic acid fillers last between six to ten months and can be removed by a hyaluronidase enzyme injection. Calcium hydroxiapatite is a calcium based filler and is stronger than hyaluronic acid, lasting ten to fourteen months. However, this is a non-reversible filler.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty was developed at the end of the nineteenth century by James Leonard Corning, a New York City neurologist, and Robert Gersuny, a Viennese doctor. Liquid paraffin wax was originally used, but despite its effectiveness, was abandoned when it was shown to be harmful to the human body. Over the century, the procedure underwent a major overhaul until in 2002, the FDA approved the injectable fillers Restylane and Radiesse and American Dr. Alexander Rivkin began using the products to enhance his patients’ nose.

As a result of this medical breakthrough and the ease of the procedure with no recovery time, the non-surgical nose job has soured in popularity as a safe, affordable and effective alternative for people with minor nose defects. A person may now enjoy a visually pleasing nose without the worry and stress of undergoing a painful surgery.

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