Is there something about your nose that bothers you? A bump, flattening of the tip, an indentation or scar, an irregularity from a previous nose surgery…many of these conditions can be improved with a non-surgical rhinoplasty using fillers.
Because of the large number of fillers on the market, the differences between filler types can be confusing. Restylane®, Restylane® Lyft, and Juvéderm® are all gels made from hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that binds water and creates fullness that lasts six to 12 months. Radiesse®, a more viscous filler, is made from tiny calcium particles in a solution, which also creates fullness that is less forgiving than the hyaluronic acid fillers, but can last one to two years. A non-surgical rhinoplasty is an in-office procedure that utilizes the filler of choice to meet your needs.
There are limitations to what a non-surgical rhinoplasty can accomplish. It cannot make a nose smaller, but it can create a better balance between the bridge and the tip of the nose to make it more aesthetically pleasing. It cannot improve breathing problems, and it cannot mask major septal deviations, which needs to be accomplished surgically. Furthermore, a non-surgical rhinoplasty is a temporary procedure lasting about 6 to 24 months, depending on the type and quantity of filler used. This may be repeated, or the patient may elect to have a surgical rhinoplasty for more permanent results.