Many people are not satisfied with the appearance of their nose. Rhinoplasty is one of the main forms of plastic surgery in the US. But not everyone wants to go under the knife, for various reasons. Thankfully, there are alternatives.
Liquid Rhinoplasty is also known as the “no knife” or “non-surgical” nose job and has increased in popularity in recent years as a great way to change the shape of the nose without surgery. It is not technically a rhinoplasty, but can give people similar benefits. Read on to learn whether you may be a good candidate for Liquid Rhinoplasty.
What It Is
The Liquid Rhinoplasty procedure is the injection of filler into the nose. The most commonly used fillers for this purpose are those made with hyaluronic acid (HA), such as Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane. Of the temporary fillers, Radiesse is the one that lasts longest. This can be an advantage unless the patient isn’t happy with the result because there will be a wait of up to two years before it will reabsorb, as it can’t be dissolved. Restylane and Juvederm do not last as long, but they can both be dissolved with an enzyme injection is the patient is somehow unsatisfied with the result. And then there are some doctors who use Silikon – 1000, a permanent silicone filler. It’s a treatment that is a much higher risk because it’s permanent.
Why Use It?
Injectable fillers in the nose are primarily used to hide the dorsal hump by filling below and above the hump. There are some patients who use Liquid Rhinoplasty after they have had too much of their nasal dorsum taken down during a surgical rhinoplasty. The results last anywhere from six months to forever, depending on what filler is used.
If the fillers are injected into a blood vessel, it can lead to serious complications like skin necrosis. Cases of serious infections and even blindness have been reported, as well. It is important to schedule a consultation if you think you may be a good candidate for Liquid Rhinoplasty.