Non Surgical Rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a procedure in which injectable fillers, most commonly hyaluronic acid ones like Restylane and Juvederm or calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse), are used to alter and shape a person's nose without invasive surgery.
What non-surgical rhinoplasty does
It is frequently used to increase the height and definition of the nasal bridge, as well as augmenting other precisely defined areas of the nose. The procedure is not used to correct functional defects. The procedure is not meant to decrease nose size, although it can make the nose appear smaller by making it look straighter.
So it allows for
The elevation of flat nasal bridge
the added projection of the nasal tip
betterment of retracted columella
small reduction of nostril size
the perceptual diminution of a nasal hump
little filling a nasal sidewall depression
besides also a little correction here and there in non surgically motivated patients and patients will failed primary rhinoplasty procedure.
Fillers used at our centre
Calcium hydroxyapatite (Radiesse) – A calcium based, non allergenic filler that is sturdier than hyaluronic acid and lasts for 10 to 14 months. It is not reversible, however.
Duration of results depends on the type of filler used.
Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane or Voluma) – a safe and non allergenic temporary filler that lasts for 6 to 10 months. This filler can be dissolved with injections of an enzyme called hyaluronidase
The preferred anesthesia for non surgical rhinoplasty is topical cream (topical anesthesia).
The procedure for injecting and placing the soft-tissue filler typically take 10 to 30 minutes to perform in the surgeon's consultation room, after an initial 15 minutes of numbing. After the procedure, the patient can typically resume normal life activities immediately , thus making it a lunch hour procedure.