What to expect with nose filler or the 'liquid rhinoplasty'
Nose filler injections, also known as the liquid nose job, are quickly taking the place of traditional, painful, expensive surgical rhinoplasty procedures – and for good reason!
Non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures have become so popular that the actual number of surgical nose shaping procedures being performed is decreasing by roughly 2% each year. A decrease the American Society of Plastic Surgeons attribute directly to the ease and convenience of the non-surgical nose job1.
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: The Affordable Cosmetic Procedure for the Nose You’ve Always Wanted
As the nose is central point of your face, the size, shape, and symmetry all influence the overall contour and cohesiveness of your facial aesthetic. In a perfect world your nose would add to, not distract from, the rest of your facial features. However, this is not always the case.
For years, the only recourse to fixing issues with your nose was to “go under the knife” for a painful, invasive, and permanent surgical nose job. This also comes with a lengthy recovery period – not to mention, for better or for worse, the results of which are permanent.
Fortunately, times have changed – and so has the type of non-surgical cosmetic procedures available to help you address asymmetry or other unwanted changes in your nose. Nose filler can address bumps, humps, flattening, and other irregularities of your nasal bridge or the tip of your nose.
Today these issues are quickly and easily corrected through minimally invasive, nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedures that inject small amounts of dermal filler to improve any irregularities of the nose. Not all irregularities are amenable to nose filler, but this will be discussed during your consultation.
Non-Surgical Nose Filler: The Key to a Successful Non-Surgical Nose Job
The key to a successful nonsurgical rhinoplasty is use of high-quality dermal fillers. These dermal fillers allow cosmetic physicians to change the shape, improve irregularities, lift a dropped nasal tip, and even modify the nostrils or bridge height.
Hyaluronic acid, or HA, is a naturally occurring sugar found in the skin. Its main function is to hold onto water to maintain the structure and shape of your new nose.
For the purposes of using hyaluronic acid as a nose filler it is first converted into a smooth injectable gel. This dermal filler is then injected through a series of small injections to create the structure that lifts, fills, straightens, and shapes the areas of your nose. Results typically last 18 to 24 months, however if needed can be reversed and dissolved immediately if any issues arise or if the desired outcome is not achieved2.
What to Expect During a Non-Surgical Nose Job Procedure
As nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedures continue to grow in popularity, more and more people are finding out that these liquid nose jobs are affordable and effective.
Like all cosmetic procedures, a procedure for nose filler begins with a consultation with Dr. Allison, who will examine the status of your nose. He will examine the appearance of your nose in relation to other facial features to best determine the most effective dermal nose filler to best achieve the results you are looking for.
The nose filler procedure itself is minimally invasive, involves a series of injections using small needles, and usually takes between 15- and 30-minutes from start to finish. Nearly all of Dr. Allison’s patients can return to normal activities right after leaving the procedure.
Who is Dr Scott Allison?
Dr. Scott Allison is an expert Cosmetic Physician and international trainer in cosmetic injectables who is based in Brisbane. With extensive experience in dermal fillers, cosmetic injectables, and non-surgical facial rejuvenation procedures like pearl laser fusion, Dr. Scott can tailor a treatment to suit your individual needs. Book in for a free consultation here or call 1300 165 374.
2 Hedén P. "Nasal Reshaping with Hyaluronic Acid: An Alternative or Complement to Surgery.". Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2016;4(11):e1120. Published 2016 Nov 28.