Not long ago, if you were dissatisfied with the appearance of your nose, you only had one option, rhinoplasty, and that was it. There were no other alternatives available. But, as injectable fillers became all the rage, it was discovered that they can also be used to transform the shape of your nose and entire profile, in less than 15 minutes. This use for injectable fillers has been a game changer for patients who want to improve the appearance of their nose while avoiding surgery.
For non-surgical nose jobs, the cosmetic surgeon uses the same type of hyaluronic acid gel that’s used in the cheeks and lips, only it’s used to correct bumps, lumps, and curves. It makes the nose appear “smaller,” though technically, it’s actually getting ever so slightly bigger. If you’re intrigued by the idea of a non-surgical nose job, check out our Instagram posts for some before and after photos.
Do You Want Temporary or Permanent?
Generally, cosmetic fillers are temporary. An injection can last three months or as long as two years before it fully dissolves depending on which one you choose. Dr. Gorodisky uses a filler called Voluma, which lasts about a year and may need a touchup for longer lasting results. It’s natural-looking and reversible.
Are you an ideal candidate for a non-surgical nose job? Usually, the procedure is perfect for people with pronounced bumps on the bridge of their noses. When the area around the bump is filled, it creates the illusion of a beautifully straight nose, when in fact, you’re adding to it instead of shrinking it.
If the patient’s skin is very thick or if they have a broken nose, the procedure isn’t best for them. In these cases, traditional rhinoplasty may be necessary.
The non-surgical nose job is virtually painless and can be completed during your lunch break. To learn more about this procedure, contact us today to meet with our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Yuly Gorodisky.