Nose filler (also known as the non-surgical rhinoplasty) is a popular treatment. It can be used correctively to address asymmetry, restore an ageing nose or to beautify. As it is the central point of the face, it plays an important role in the overall aesthetic of the face.
What we can improve with nose filler
- The ageing nose
As we get older bone is lost from the upper jaw bone which is the structural support for the nasal tip. As a result the tip starts to droop and the width of the radix reduces. This can be corrected with nose filler to add support and raise the tip projection.
- A flat nasal bridge
Dermal filler in the midline of the nose can improve this. A commonly sought after feature in Asian patients.
- The nasofrontal angle can be improved with nose filler in the nasal bridge. This is viewed side on.
- Bumps and asymmetry can be corrected
- Irregularities after surgical rhinoplasty can be improved with nose filler (in discussion with your Plastic Surgeon)
- Projection of the tip of nose can be improved
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Generally only small amounts of filler are required to make significant improvements in the shape of the nose. A strong filler with strong lifting potential is required.
The pain is very minimal during the procedure, however the filler does contain local anaesthetic to improve comfort.
The nose is shaped using a needle or cannula in the areas considered to be most safe.
As with any medical procedure there are some risks to consider. Most patients will have some degree of swelling associated with this treatment, but this will settle over the following few days. There may be some discomfort, bleeding or bruising. There have been cases in Australia of vascular injury whereby filler is inadvertently injected into a blood vessel. It is very rare but if it occurred could lead to necrosis of the skin or visual loss. The nose is considered a higher risk area to inject with filler. A thorough knowledge of facial anatomy and safe injecting techniques can greatly minimise this risk, however if any signs were to occur the filler would need to be dissolved immediately.
There is minimal (if any) recovery for this procedure. As the filler is placed deep on bone, it would be rare that there would be bruising or swelling associated with the procedure.
No makeup or lipstick for 4 hours. No exercise for the next 24 hours. Avoiding alcohol that evening will minimise any bruising. Applying ice will also help with swelling and bruising. No swimming for one week.