When determining overall facial attractiveness, the nose is perhaps the most important feature to consider. While some people naturally have a nose that compliments the rest of their face, others are less fortunate. The desire to modify the appearance of the nose often leads many individuals to seek cosmetic treatment. With more than 220,000 rhinoplasties performed for cosmetic purposes in 2013, nose surgery is one of the most popular procedures in all of plastic surgery.
However, invasive surgical procedures are not always suited for everyone, which is why Dr. Kimberly Henry also offers non-surgical rhinoplasty for patients. Often referred to as a “liquid nose job,” this treatment involves the use of dermal fillers in order to fill in depressions and add volume to areas of the nose, rather than making invasive incisions.
Injectable fillers consist of substances that naturally occur in the body. The two most common fillers used for non-surgical rhinoplasty are JUVÉDERM® (hyaluronic acid) and RADIESSE® (calcium hydroxylapatite) because they are FDA-approved and have the ability to provide long-lasting structure to the nose.
Advantages of Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
- No anesthesia
- No incisions
- No scarring
- No downtime
Before the procedure is performed, an anesthetic will be applied to numb the nose. After the targeted areas are numbed, the dermal fillers will be gently injected into the nose to correct imperfections. The entire procedure takes just a couple of minutes to perform as patients can instantly get back to their daily routine.
What to Expect After Treatment
Once the treatment is complete, patients may experience some swelling and bruising in the nose area for a few days. However, a noticeable improvement will be seen in the nose and will continue to improve over the next couple of weeks.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can immediately improve many conditions of the nose, including:
- Improving the bridge
- Refining the results of a prior nose surgery
- Correcting asymmetry
- Enhancing the tip of the nose
- Smoothing nasal humps or depressions
If you are uncertain about undergoing an invasive rhinoplasty procedure, then a liquid nose job may be just right for you. Call (415) 924-1313 or feel free to fill out our online contact form to schedule your consultation today. Dr. Kimberly Henry is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery and has extensive experience in performing non-surgical rhinoplasty treatments. We look forward to hearing from you soon!