Usually getting a rhinoplasty means going under the knife, but did you know there are other options!? Getting a rhinoplasty is a lot easier now and some individuals are looking for subtle temporary results using safe reversible hyaluronic acid based fillers like Juvederm. These fillers are not only used for lip and facial enhancement but can be used on your nose! A liquid non- surgical nose job can be done in as little as 10 minutes, even on your lunch break! The media has seen a rise in non-surgical nose jobs since they can mask a bump or hide asymmetries with no downtime. A lot of individuals want a quick and easy pain free alternative without a permanent change. It is great for individuals who are looking for minimal enhancement and small refinement. This does not replace a traditional rhinoplasty and some individuals may not be a great candidate for a non-surgical “nose job”. Surgical rhinoplasty is considered when significant change is required and functional breathing issues need to be addressed. A Liquid Rhinoplasty procedure takes less than 10 minutes and results can last anywhere from 1-3 years.
When thinking about a non-surgical (liquid) rhinoplasty there are a few things you want to keep in mind!
- Fillers will only mask a bump and hides asymmetries – it does not make your nose smaller or give you an overall different shape. You can fill around a bump to create an illusion of a straighter nose. Using filler adds volume to the nose so if your nose is too big or crooked you would not be a good candidate. It does however help correct a droopy nose by lifting the tip just slightly.
- Choose your injector carefully. With the nose technique is everything – There are a lot of areas of the nose that SHOULD NEVER be injected in my opinion including the ala rims, the bony sidewalls and glabella to name a few (for fear of very serious concequences). Do your research!
- Would you want a temporary or permanent fix?! The longevity of fillers can range from 6-12 months (sometimes as long as 1-2 years). A surgical rhinoplasty is a permanent fix to your problem. Some individuals may opt to a surgical approach to correct the problem indefinitely. Do your research and weigh out the pros and cons to a permanent or temporary solution.
Dr. Dugar not only specializes in Closed Rhinoplasty but also Non- Surgical Nose Jobs. This is why Dr. Dugar has quickly become of the most popular injectors in Los Angeles for his subtle and finesse technique. He also uses a special technique to reduce any pain or discomfort, which allows it to be much more comfortable for his patients.