Is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Right for You?

People consider having rhinoplasty for many different reasons. Some individuals want to change the size and shape of their nose to enhance facial harmony while others want to correct a nasal bump, a bulbous nasal tip or other cosmetic imperfections of the nose.

Traditional rhinoplasty with a reputable plastic surgeon can successfully address any of these concerns. More recently, non-surgical dermal fillers have also been used to improve the appearance of the nose. However, not everyone is a suitable candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty.

If you’re considering enhancing your nose and self-confidence with dermal fillers, read on as Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and rhinoplasty specialist Dr. Ashkan Ghavami discusses signs that you may be an appropriate candidate.

You Have Minor Nasal Cosmetic Irregularities

Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to add volume and shape to the nose, concealing minor cosmetic issues. It cannot correct extensive cosmetic issues or any functional irregularities of the nasal structure (e.g., deviated septum, enlarged turbinates, nasal valve collapse). Minor cosmetic problems that may be corrected with non-surgical rhinoplasty include the following:

  • Droopy nasal tip
  • Bump on the nasal bridge
  • Irregular contours and asymmetries of the nose

You Want to Tweak Results from a Previous Rhinoplasty

If you’re not fully happy with the results of your initial rhinoplasty procedure, or if your nose has changed in appearance due to the natural aging process, dermal fillers can help. Dermal fillers can make minor tweaks to the nose by adding volume and shape and enhancing the profile and contours of the nose.

You Don’t Want to Commit to Surgery or Recovery

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is appealing for many patients because it does not involve surgery or extensive recovery. It can be performed in-office in 30 minutes or less and does not use anesthesia. Once treatment is finished, you can return to work and all other normal activities.

Surgical rhinoplasty has the ability to produce longer-lasting and more noticeable results, but patients must be ready to commit to surgery, which comes with a higher degree of risk, more side effects and a longer recovery period than non-surgical rhinoplasty.

You Want to “Preview” Potential Results of Surgical Rhinoplasty

A temporary dermal filler treatment is a great way to “preview” potential results before committing to surgical rhinoplasty, which produces much longer-lasting results. If you are unsatisfied with your results with dermal fillers, all you have to do is wait for your body to metabolize the filler product and the results will disappear. In contrast, results with surgical rhinoplasty can only be adjusted or tweaked with additional rhinoplasty procedures (either revision rhinoplasty or non-surgical rhinoplasty).

Learn More about Rhinoplasty

Successful results with rhinoplasty hinge on the expertise of the surgeon who performs the procedure — regardless of whether it’s surgical or non-surgical. Dr. Ghavami is the rhinoplasty specialist men and women trust for stunning yet natural-looking results. To schedule a personal consultation with him, please call (310) 275-1959 today.

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