What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?
A non-surgical rhinoplasty is a quick, 15-minute nose job without a surgery. It is a temporary nose job where fillers are used to shape a person’s nose by visually altering its curvature and sharpness. These injectable fillers usually contain hyaluronic acid (like Restylane and Juvederm) or calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse). The non-surgical rhinoplasty is like a rhinoplasty without surgery as it is an alternative to the invasive cosmetic surgery. To know more about non-surgical rhinoplasty side effects, risks and how much this rhinoplasty costs, read on.
Surgical vs. non-surgical nose job
The main advantage a non-surgical nose job has over its surgical counterpart is that- it takes the least possible time- and gives the best possible results! The results of a non-surgical procedure usually last for up to years, depending upon the type of filler being used. Apart from this, a non-surgical option is apt for people who are looking for a temporary solution before opting for a permanent change. It reduces the appearance of bumps, corrects the indents/dents on the nose, and also fills in the hollowness (if any) resulting in a full nose and pointed edges with an enhanced shape. It has minimum side effects and even the initial redness will tone down within a few hours or days. Moreover, there is no bruising or swelling. The procedure literally takes 10 minutes while a surgical procedure typically lasts for 1-2 hours. It also requires overnight stay in order to avoid infections/complications.
The non-surgical nose job is performed (in most cases) after applying a numbing cream- the effects of which dissolve within a few hours. A surgical procedure, however, is performed under local anaesthesia which invites its own side effects/risks. Nonetheless, one must keep in mind that the non-surgical procedure can only enhance the shape, or augment it. It cannot reduce the size of your nose which can be achieved with a surgical nose job.
Although the non-surgical rhinoplasty does not result in permanent changes, one will be aware of what to expect out of a permanent change, before actually opting for it. This foresight will make them opt for an informed decision.