Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Overview
Rhinoplasty, or a nose job, reshapes or resizes the nose to correct cosmetic imperfections and structural issues. At our Houston plastic surgery office, Dr. Michel Siegel understands that not every patient is ready to undergo surgery, and some may not have the downtime available to recover from a traditional rhinoplasty. Fortunately, there is a non-invasive treatment option that can correct aesthetic issues and minor imperfections in the nose: the non-surgical rhinoplasty. For this procedure, Dr. Siegel combines his extensive experience in dermal fillers with his years spent perfecting rhinoplasty techniques to create a more attractive nose without any surgery. A non-invasive rhinoplasty is performed with no incisions, no anesthesia, and no downtime. This special non-surgical procedure requires only injections to give you a more beautiful nose. Dr. Siegel uses proven dermal fillers Juvéderm® and Restylane® to sculpt and shape the nose during one short office visit.
A non-surgical nose job can correct many of the cosmetic concerns patients have about their noses. Although it isn’t exactly the same as nose surgery, Dr. Siegel’s non-surgical rhinoplasty can smooth out humps and bumps on the bridge of the nose, straighten a crooked appearance, make a flat or wide nose look more defined, add fullness to a narrow nose, add definition to the nose tip, and even correct issues from a prior rhinoplasty- particularly in the case when an additional surgery isn’t recommended. Despite the fact that it is minimally invasive, this procedure should only be performed by a skilled facial plastic surgeon who can use careful precision and advanced techniques to give you a beautiful, natural-looking result. Known as the “nose doctor” due to his comprehensive knowledge in the field, Dr. Siegel is the ideal provider for non-surgical rhinoplasty in Houston.
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The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Process
If you’re interested in having a non-surgical rhinoplasty, the first step is a consultation with Dr. Siegel. During this appointment, he will examine your nose, discuss your aesthetic concerns with you, answer any questions you may have about this procedure. Based on your facial structure and anatomy, he will design a customized treatment plan to get you the best possible results.
Dr. Siegel will give you a personalized set of guidelines to follow in order to get ready for your non-invasive rhinoplasty. These will vary based on your particular circumstances, but typically you should plan on avoiding medications that could interfere with your injections, staying properly hydrated, and make sure to arrive at your appointment with clean, makeup-free skin.
A non-surgical nose job typically takes about a half an hour to complete. This procedure often requires no anesthesia or sedation, but will be specific to the individual. Dr. Siegel will determine the number and volume of your injections based on your unique cosmetic and medical needs, as well as your particular facial structure. Most patients report little to no discomfort during this procedure.
In some cases, minor injection-related reactions such as swelling, redness, pain, itching, discoloration, and tenderness can occur following a non-invasive rhinoplasty. These problems are very manageable and typically subside within just a few days. Any redness or discoloration can be covered with makeup if needed. Working with an experienced nose surgeon and injectable provider like Dr. Siegel minimizes your risk for complications or unattractive results. Most patients do not require any downtime after a non-surgical rhinoplasty. You should be able to return to work immediately following your procedure, and results are often visible as soon as the treatment’s complete.
How does non-surgical rhinoplasty work?
Dr. Siegel performs non-surgical rhinoplasty by injecting dermal fillers in and around the nose. Juvederm® and Restylane® contain an ingredient called hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found the body’s healthy tissue. These fillers have been used safely for years to add smoothness and create a more youthful looking face. When used in non-surgical rhinoplasty, these safe, powerful treatments can minimize common problems you may have with your nose shape or size by smoothing and contouring key areas. Once he designs your individualized non-invasive rhinoplasty treatment plan, Dr. Siegel will describe exactly where he will inject the fillers to give you the look you want.
Are there different non-surgical rhinoplasty techniques for different types of issues?
Yes. Dr. Siegel modifies his methods according to the exact aesthetic problems each patient wants to address in his or her nose. For example, he may inject a dermal filler in one side of the nose to correct a crooked nose or a deviated septum. In addition, Dr. Siegel may inject the tissue around a bulbous tip or a bump in the nose to smooth this out. Dr. Siegel will carefully determine the precise amount of filler and appropriate injection site for your non-surgical rhinoplasty depending on the unique shape and size of your nose. Since no two noses are alike, neither are any two non-surgical rhinoplasty techniques.
Is non-surgical rhinoplasty permanent?
The length of time your particular results last will depend on a variety of factors, including the methods Dr. Siegel uses, your medical background, and your aesthetic goals. Typically, non-surgical rhinoplasty is not permanent, but relatively durable. The dermal fillers used in a nonsurgical rhinoplasty will last for up to a year or more in most patients. Although a non-surgical rhinoplasty is not permanent like a surgical rhinoplasty, it offers patients a long-term option that can be re-administered once its effects start to wear off. Dr. Siegel can give you more information about what to expect from your non-surgical rhinoplasty outcomes at your initial consultation.