The “30 Minute” Nose Job

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty or Medical Rhinoplasty as it is also known is a technique using dermal fillers to alter the appearance of the Nose. Rhinoplasty is usually thought to be a surgical procedure with a long recovery time, however with this most recent process, patients can have desired results within a day.

Dermal fillers are very versatile and can be used for a range of different procedures and self-concerns, from Lip enhancements, to adding volume and filling lines or creases due to the skins natural ageing process. Non-surgical Rhinoplasty is much safer than surgical Rhinoplasty, and there is a much smaller possibility of an allergic reaction, due to the filler being naturally-derived dermal filler known as Hyaluronic acid.

Pro’s about Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

What can be seen as both a Pro and Con for non-surgical rhinoplasty, is that over time the body’s natural process will gradually break down the filler inside the nose, unlike surgical rhinoplasty each patient will need to repeat the process, which to some can seem tedious. The good thing about this is that if on the follow up appointment, adjustments need to be made it will be possible. Depending on each individual and the filler used, results can last from 6 months, up to 1 year.

Another benefit with non-surgical rhinoplasty is that it’s possible for the patient to return to work right away with minimal disruption to plans and commitments. However, recovery time with surgical rhinoplasty varies, but can be from 6 months up to 1 year for the nose to be fully healed.

The nose is the most prominent and distinguishable feature on the face and although incredible results can be achieved with this procedure, there are limitations and some patient’s expectations cannot always be met. Different techniques may need to be used to suit each individual due to ethnicity and of course depending on what it is that needs to be corrected with the nose such as defects, humps, asymmetry and size.

What happens?

There is no same technique used for non-surgical rhinoplasty, as mentioned previously it is down to the individual and their desired result as to how much filler is injected, and where. A thorough examination is needed for the surgeon to thoroughly examine the patient’s nasal anatomy and structure, and discuss in detail what it is that they wish to achieve. The individual should be informed on what type of dermal fillers will be used for the procedure to ensure all of the products are safe for the patient to use, and there will be no risk of any allergic reaction. The most popular type of filler used is Hyaluronic acid such as Restylane or Juvederm and a calcium- based microsphere filler like Radiesse. A local anaesthetic is used to numb the area to reduce the feeling of the needle. Once the anaesthetic has worked, the filler is injected in small amounts to precise locations of the nose and the surgeon massages and shapes the nose to the patient’s requirements.

Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi: This is a good option for those who have previously had rhinoplasty surgery and are not interested in having a revision of their surgery. It leaves patients with piece of mind that non-surgical rhinoplasty is a temporary procedure that is reversible unlike traditional rhinoplasty surgery. It is also a good opportunity for those to see what alterations would look like prior to committing to surgery. For those who wish to alter the appearance of their nose non-surgical rhinoplasty is an option well worth exploring.


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