Non-surgical Nose Jobs with HA Fillers
A decade or so ago, if someone wanted to reshape the way how his or her nose looked, doing a Rhinoplasty procedure was the only way out. While being costly, being a surgical procedure it had its own set of risks and complications. However, with the introduction of dermal fillers, especially the HA fillers, a noninvasive way of reshaping the nose has become popular and preferred. The main reason behind it is the time taken for this treatment. It takes only about 15 minutes to inject the HA filler to the area of the nose that needs to be restructured and for the results to be seen. HA Fillers are extremely effective in correcting bumps and lumps on the nose, correct the shape, an even make the size of the nose appear smaller. The results of a Non-surgical nose job with HA fillers are astonishingly unbelievable and the patient needs to look at the “before” and “after” photos to actually notice the difference. However, if you think that Non-surgical nose job was as easy as just injecting dermal filler then that is not the case. If these procedures are done by an unskilled professional, then there are significant chances of potentially serious complications like skin necrosis and even blindness. In fact, many physicians have alluded to the fact that the qualifications of many physicians who do these injections are questionable. This is because of the popularity that Non-surgical nose jobs with HA fillers enjoys. This is not only unethical but also dangerous for the patients.
All About Non-surgical Nose Job With HA Fillers
If one has to define Non-surgical nose job, it can be put simply as a minimally invasive procedure in which the patient is injected with Hyaluronic Acid or HA fillers in the nose to correct its shape, size, or any deformity that may be present. In fact, a Non-surgical nose job can accomplish many of the feats that a surgical Rhinoplasty can; however, the results are temporary and last from a few months to a year. Hyaluronic Acid is the most common even though there are other fillers that can also be used, either alone or in combination with Botox. It normally takes about 15-20 minutes for a Non-surgical nose job but it may take even up to an hour in case if a numbing agent is used.
Frequently asked Questions
Here are a few points that may answer your questions about Rhinoplasty, to help you make an informed decision before opting for it.
Non-surgical Nose Job is completely painless; however, some patients may have slight discomfort for some time after the procedure but this resolves on its own. The patient does not need to take any time off work and can continue with the daily activities after the procedure after about an hour.
This is perhaps the only difference between a surgical nose job and Non-surgical one. While surgical nose jobs generally are permanent, Non-surgical procedures lasts for a period of six months to a year after which a repeat procedure might be required.