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.
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.