Non-surgical rhinoplasty – also known as a liquid nose job, is an excellent option for adding contours or improving the shape of your nose. One of its main advantages is that it is a non-invasive procedure, which means there is no need for sedation and there is minimal downtime – if any!
The best way to discover if you are suitable for non-surgical rhinoplasty is to book an appointment with Dr Wafaa, who, following a medical assessment, can advise you of your options and what can be achieved. However, for those of you wanting to discover more about what the treatment involves, we have put together a quick guide to cover the basics, so you can decide if it’s right for you.
What is Used in a Liquid Rhinoplasty or Non-surgical Nose Job?
This non-surgical procedure is carried out using fillers – which are injectables containing hyaluronic acid.
- These fillers can be used in various areas of the face to increase volume – which makes these targeted areas appear fuller and reduces wrinkles and fine lines, making the skin appear rejuvenated.
- Being quick, low cost and virtually pain-free has seen a huge boost in fillers’ popularity in recent years. These fillers can also add contours in areas such as the chin & jawline.
- The nose too can be altered to give the appearance of having had a nose job without having undergone surgery – but with not all patients being a good match, it is essential to book an appointment with a medical specialist to assess your suitability.
What Can Be Achieved With Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?
This is one of the most important questions to explain. There is quite a lot of misunderstanding around what the treatment actually entails and how the results are achieved. Many people believe this is a shortcut to having a nose job without the operation. The truth is, this procedure is an art form – and through the precise application of fillers, the illusion of a new nose shape is created. In reality, liquid rhinoplasty is a process that adds volume to your nose. This may seem strange, to want a bigger nose – but in expert hands, a better-defined nose shape is achievable.
What Kinds of Nose Issues Can Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Mask?
Here is a list of how fillers can be added to improve nose shape:
Low bridge – by adding filler to the bridge of your nose, the illusion of a higher bridge is created.
Even out bumps – uneven noses can be smoothed by adding volume to the dips, creating a straighter, smoother nose appearance.
Symmetry – fillers are a good choice for some irregular-shaped noses, where there are inconsistencies or divots which can be smoothed.
Corrections – Dr Wafaa is an aesthetic specialist. Through the clinic, she sadly sees many clients who need help correcting botched non-surgical rhinoplasty treatments carried out elsewhere. This treatment is complex and should only be undertaken by an experienced medical professional.
It is important to note that non-surgical rhinoplasty will not ‘fix’ all nose types. To alter certain nose features, only surgery will work. This treatment is not a good fit for correcting bulbous nose tips, larger bumps that can’t be easily masked, nor reducing wider nostrils or those wanting a smaller nose – as the fillers can only ADD volume, not remove it.
At Dr Wafaa Clinic, an honest appraisal will detail your options and what solution would work best for you.
How Long Does Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Last?
The fillers used in non-surgical rhinoplasty are not permanent, and the duration of how long they remain is down to your own body’s metabolism. The good news is that most patients find the results last for up to a year or longer, and when they are ready, they can return to the clinic to simply repeat the treatment.
Can Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Go Wrong?
Yes, it can. This treatment involves injections, and although small and nothing like surgical risk, infection is possible with any procedure that penetrates the skin. From a medical viewpoint, the main concern is the risk of not having the procedure carried out correctly. The nose is formed from the delicate anatomy of bone, cartilage and arteries – medical professionals with proven experience are the safest choice – Dr Wafaa is an experienced dermatologist who specialises in anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine and all her patients receive a full, in-depth consultation prior to treatment.
What’s the recovery like after non-surgical rhinoplasty?
The great news is, with a non-surgical liquid nose job, there is almost zero recovery period – because we only use local anaesthesia, and there are no cuts, stitches, or incisions to heal – whilst some patients may experience mild bruising for a few days, this is rare. In fact, the most likely outcome is that the only evidence that you have had any work done is the improved nose shape itself.
Why Choose the Dr Wafaa Clinic?
Dr Wafaa is an expert in anti-ageing and aesthetic medicine. Through careful medical assessment of your nose, Dr Wafaa will explain your options and expected outcomes.