Rhinoplasty is a procedure performed by a cosmetic surgeon to improve the size and shape of the nose. However, if the patient is not comfortable with the idea of surgery, it is still possible to achieve subtle and desirable nose reshaping outcomes with non-surgical dermal filler procedures. Results with these FDA approved, injectable fillers can last for about six months to a year, depending on the type of fillers chosen.
Key advantages with dermal filler based rhinoplasty procedure include minimal pain and discomfort and very little or no downtime. All the risks and complications that are typically associated with a surgical procedure are also avoided with this injectable technique. Leading plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides innovative dermal filler nose reshaping solutions to patients in Atlanta, GA and surrounding communities.
Both women and men who suffer from relatively less severe physical anomalies of the nose, but wish to avoid surgery, may receive dermal filler based rhinoplasty from an experienced cosmetic surgeon.
Filler treatment is suitable for removing unwanted bumps and humps on the nose, enhancing the appearance of the nasal tip or such other minor improvements. Filler based nose reshaping is more sought after by busy moms and working individuals who are looking for treatment alternatives that involve minimal risk and minimal downtime.
During the initial consultation process, the plastic surgeon will determine the treatment goals and recommend an appropriate non-surgical dermal filler nose reshaping plan to achieve customized results for the patient. The entire injectable procedure may take only about 30 minutes. The surgeon will administer a local anesthetic topical cream or injection to ensure total patient comfort during the treatment.
Dermal fillers will be chosen as per the treatment plan. Hyaluronic acid based fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm may be used to reduce any allergy risks and achieve most desirable outcomes. The selected dermal filler is then injected into the targeted areas of the nose in precise volumes. Nose profile, shape, symmetry, and projection can be improved with soft tissue augmentation.
For more sustainable results, calcium based microsphere filler called Radiesse may also be used. Sometimes the filler nose reshaping may be performed with a combination of two or more fillers to achieve more effective outcomes. The procedure is performed on an outpatient basis, and the patient will be ready to go home almost immediately after the treatment. Dr. McCluskey provides dermal filler rhinoplasty to patients in Atlanta, GA and nearby locations.
Recovery is usually quick and very smooth in case of non-surgical nose reshaping procedure with fillers. Most patients will have temporary redness and swelling in the nose that will resolve on its own. Swelling will usually go away in about a week. The nose may also feel tender for the first three to five days. A few patients may experience minor bruising, which will also disappear in about a week.
Dermal filler based rhinoplasty can produce subtle and natural looking improvements for the nose. Depending on the type of filler used, the results can sustain for about six to 12 months. Patients can usually repeat the treatment every 12 to 18 months in order to prolong the aesthetic benefits.