Before the days of the Non-Surgical Nose Job ( or Medical Rhinoplasty) if one wanted to change the shape of one’s nose there was just one option – the Surgical Rhinoplasty.
A Non-Surgical Nose Job or Medical Rhinoplasty is the new way to make bent noses look straighter, is effective at smoothing out bumps and reducing the appearance of humps; raising the bridge on flatter noses and correcting defects caused through accidents or poor surgical rhinoplasty outcomes. The procedure was invented in Brazil and Los Angeles surgeon Dr Alexander Rivkin, an expert in the non-surgical nose-job medical rhinoplasty, coined the term.
The non-surgical rhinoplasty involves the injection of dermal filler which is placed very precisely in a series of injections, because the procedure is non invasive, bruising and swelling are minimal. The procedure for injecting and placing the soft-tissue filler typically takes 10 to 30 minutes, after an initial 15-30 minutes of numbing with anaesthetic cream (topical anaesthesia). After the procedure patients can typically resume normal life activities immediately (with a few exclusions) .
The procedure does not make a nose physically smaller, but can make it to look smaller by correcting asymmetries and making a bumpy or hooked nose appear straight making it blend better with the contours of the rest of the face. It is also frequently used to increase the height and definition of the nasal bridge.
Non-surgical correction is considered for patients with a treatment-suitable aesthetic defect, or a defect resulting from a surgical rhinoplasty (either primary or secondary). Although the procedure is usually performed for aesthetic purposes, it can improve some functional problems.
For anyone considering surgical rhinoplasty the non-surgical option will give an indication of how the procedure may help. The long lasting results of non-surgical rhinoplasty may ameliorate the need for surgery.