The nose is a central feature of your face, and a minor tweak to it can make a dramatic difference in your appearance. That’s the reason rhinoplasty, also known as a nose job, is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the US.
But not every patient wants to undergo a major surgical procedure on their nose. It’s possible to make minor changes to the nose with dermal fillers, known as liquid rhinoplasty.
Beverly Hills rhinoplasty is the only option for making significant, permanent cosmetic and functional changes to the nose, but Beverly Hills liquid rhinoplasty can address minor issues, such as a small bump in the bridge.
If you’ve been thinking about liquid rhinoplasty, below is information to consider.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Overview
Nonsurgical or liquid rhinoplasty involves injecting dermal fillers into the nose to change the shape. It’s a good choice for patients with small nose deformities, such as minor asymmetry or a dorsal hump.
It also can be a good fit for those who had rhinoplasty before and still want to make minor changes. However, patients who’ve had rhinoplasty before present a more complicated case because the blood flow to the nose has already been changed, so there’s a higher risk of complications.
Liquid rhinoplasty can also work well for patients who want fast results, may not want to spend money on a regular nose job, and not miss work.
And some patients may want to try nonsurgical rhinoplasty first to see how it looks. Then, if they like the result, they may opt for regular rhinoplasty later.
Remember that liquid rhinoplasty is temporary, and the effects will fade after six months to a year.
Dermal Fillers And Liquid Rhinoplasty
Another thing to remember with this procedure is that the surgeon is adding filler, so the volume of the nose increases. This will make changes to the nose, and it isn’t a good choice for people who already have a large nose; it won’t work if you need to make the nose smaller.
It’s also important to realize that while liquid rhinoplasty isn’t dangerous, there are risks. This is because the nose has a complex blood supply that features many veins and arteries that eventually connect to the eyes.
If your surgeon doesn’t have a thorough knowledge of the nasal anatomy, there can be infections, vascular compromise, and even blindness. Also, keep in mind that liquid rhinoplasty has a higher complication rate among dermal filler procedures.
But as long as the surgeon has experience and knowledge in liquid rhinoplasty and human anatomy, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is safe and effective.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Procedure
The procedure generally involves these steps:
- After lying down on the treatment table, the surgeon will clean the nose with an alcohol solution.
- Numbing cream or ice will be applied to numb the skin, but neither is used if the dermal filler is mixed with an anesthetic.
- Small amounts of hyaluronic acid are injected into the nose.
- The surgeon carefully smooths the filler to make small changes to the nose’s appearance.
- The procedure lasts about 15 minutes.
There is little downtime after liquid rhinoplasty, and you can go back to work or other activities the same day. It’s recommended not to put pressure on the nose for one or two weeks. It’s best to sleep on your back during this time.
How Long Does It Last?
Surgical rhinoplasty is permanent, but this treatment only lasts six months to two years. However, some patients say they don’t need follow-up treatment for more than two years.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Summary
Liquid rhinoplasty isn’t dangerous if it’s done by an expert healthcare professional, and choosing the correct filler matters, too.
For instance, Radiesse, which contains calcium hydroxyapatite, isn’t considered to be a good choice. There are cases where people who had nonsurgical rhinoplasty with Radiesse experienced a sudden loss of vision.
Also, there isn’t as much supervision and controls on the administering of liquid fillers. So, people without sufficient training can inject dermal fillers in the UK, for example. They also may not have the equipment to deal with potential complications.
This procedure is safe as long as it’s done by a skilled and experienced healthcare professional. And it also can be done in conjunction with other procedures, such as a Beverly Hills eyelid lift or Beverly Hills facelift.
Request A Liquid Rhinoplasty Consultation
Thinking about liquid rhinoplasty in Beverly Hills? Dr. Nicholas Lahar is pleased to provide plastic surgery procedures to his Beverly Hills patients. He will discuss your aesthetic goals during your consultation and help you decide if liquid rhinoplasty is for you.
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