In the past, surgical rhinoplasty was the only way to address aesthetic concerns about the nose. Now, the use of dermal fillers at our medispas in Louisville and Lexington, KY and Floyds Knobs, IN, is changing that. A nonsurgical rhinoplasty, also called a liquid rhinoplasty or dermal filler nose job, can reshape and refine the nose without the need for surgery. That means you may be able to achieve your dream nose with just a short series of injections.
This blog post will take a closer look at liquid rhinoplasty and the ways it can help you feel more confident about your face.
How do dermal fillers work?
Many fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid (HA), a hydrating substance found naturally in the body. When skillfully injected, this substance can add volume underneath the skin to enhance the contouring. Filler injections are commonly used to fill in facial lines and wrinkles, especially in and around the lips.
In addition to smoothing wrinkles and solving many aging concerns, fillers can achieve an array of other cosmetic improvements in the face, neck, and hands. Learn more in our previous blog post.
What is liquid rhinoplasty?
Liquid rhinoplasty, or a nonsurgical nose job, essentially works through a “subtraction via addition” approach. Strategically adding filler to certain areas creates the illusion of a straighter, more symmetrical, more proportional nose, even though volume is actually added. This method is especially effective for disguising bumps on the bridge of the nose and lifting droopy nasal tips.
While this solution is quick, comfortable, and efficient, it’s also temporary. Fillers can last 1 to 2 years before the body naturally dissolves them, though that timeline may vary for each person.
When you pursue liquid rhinoplasty, it’s important to work with an injector who can safely and effectively deliver great results. The injector must have knowledge of facial anatomy, and they must have experience creating precise injectable results. Choosing an ExpertInjector™ such as Dr. Calobrace increases your chances of achieving natural-looking results and decreases your risk of developing complications.
Should I get a surgical or nonsurgical nose job?
While a nonsurgical nose job can be an effective approach, there are some things it cannot do, including:
- Shrinking the size of the nose
- Significantly narrowing the nasal bridge
- Straightening a severely crooked nose
- Fixing breathing issues related to the septum
Surgical rhinoplasty offers longer-lasting solutions to these concerns. However, it also entails anesthesia and longer recovery time.
The best way to determine the right approach for you is to visit our practice for a personal consultation. We’ll work closely with you to determine the least invasive and most effective approach for meeting your aesthetic goals.
If you would like to learn more about nonsurgical rhinoplasty with dermal fillers at our medispa in Lousiville, KY, please contact us online or call (502) 814-3000 (Louisville) or (859) 269-2256 (Lexington).