If you feel uncomfortable with the shape of your nose, you’re not alone. Numbers released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons show that there were over 213,000 rhinoplasties performed in the United States in 2018 alone – making it the third most popular cosmetic procedure for the year.
Within the realm of rhinoplasty, a new technique is redefining traditional nose jobs. Non-surgical rhinoplasties, better known as liquid nose jobs, are quickly becoming an increasingly requested and highly recommended procedure. With a 96% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.com, non-surgical rhinoplasty makes a frequent appearance on Instagram and other social media outlets.
At Aviva Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics, Dr. Fishman is among Atlanta’s leading liquid nose jobs specialists and welcomes patients from cities across the greater Atlanta area, including — Alpharetta, Dunwoody, Buckhead, and Sandy Springs, GA — to see how this procedure can help you regain confidence in your appearance.
Most patients are familiar with traditional surgical rhinoplasty, and while this offers life-changing results, many are opting for the less invasive alternative – non-surgical rhinoplasty, or liquid nose job. Unlike surgical rhinoplasty, a liquid nose job employs injectable dermal fillers like Restylane and muscle-relaxing medications like Botox instead of scalpels to reshape a person’s nose. By strategically injecting small amounts of filler into the bridge, nostrils, and tip of the nose, or using Botox to decrease the pulling-down forces on the nose tip, our Atlanta rhinoplasty expert can improve a person’s facial symmetry and overall appearance.
Aside from the obvious surgical versus non-surgical components, there are some important differences between the two procedures that can influence a person’s rhinoplasty decision. These include:
Unlike traditional nose jobs, which require scalpels and incisions, liquid nose jobs are completed exclusively through small injections – therefore eliminating the need for any surgery. There are several advantages to using dermal fillers versus embarking on extensive surgery. For starters, patients that want to straighten a crooked nose or improve dips in their bridge height can achieve the desired results without having to go through lengthy surgery. Likewise, liquid nose jobs are an excellent option for patients that want to improve the appearance or size of the end of their nose but don’t want to go through surgery. In these instances, liquid fillers can be used to smooth uneven bumps or dips and create a more aesthetic nose.
While traditional rhinoplasty may seem like a short and simple procedure to recover from, its recovery can be uncomfortable and requires that patients be especially gentle with their delicate nasal tissue for several weeks following surgery. Furthermore, surgical rhinoplasty yields permanent results. In contrast, liquid nose jobs require little downtime. When patients visit our Atlanta plastic surgeon for their non-surgical rhinoplasty, most are in and out of the office within an hour and are back to their routine.
There are some instances where traditional surgical nose jobs are a better option than the non-surgical alternative. For patients looking to correct functional issues, a liquid nose job can not rectify a deviated septum or fix a damaged sinus cavity. Consulting with Dr. Fishman is the best way to identify which procedure best meets your functional needs while addressing your aesthetic goals.
The choice to undergo any form of plastic surgery is a daunting one, particularly when it comes to correcting a feature as visible as your nose. As a result, not all patients may be ready to fully commit to permanent rhinoplasty and would rather start by “test driving” a new nose first. In these cases, a nonsurgical rhinoplasty is the perfect intermediate procedure.
As dermal fillers usually last about 6 to 12 months, the procedure can be an excellent alternative for temporarily correcting lumps or asymmetries and seeing what your potential results could look like. Furthermore, as the fillers are injected incrementally, patients have greater control over their results – ensuring they are satisfied with their final look before committing to surgical rhinoplasty.
The non-invasive nature of non-surgical rhinoplasty offers another valuable patient benefit – accessibility. No surgery means nearly all patients can undergo the procedure without facing the risks attached to anesthesia. The best results are typically achieved by patients with the following characteristics:
It is important to note that a liquid nose job is almost purely an aesthetic procedure. Patients seeking correction for functional issues or to decrease the size of their nose often enjoy better results with a traditional rhinoplasty. Scheduling an appointment with an experienced surgeon like Atlanta’s Dr. Fishman can help ensure you get the right treatment for your needs.
Rhinoplasty specialist and facial plastic surgeon Dr. Inessa Fishman leverages her artistic sense and years of facial plastic surgery expertise to help patients achieve their ideal results from their non-surgical rhinoplasties. Starting with your consultation, Dr. Fishman takes careful note about your aesthetic goals and how you want to achieve them. From there, she uses a skillful eye for symmetry and facial balancing to identify where fillers would best improve your nasal and facial appearance.
As with other dermal filler treatments, liquid nose jobs are a relatively painless treatment that can be completed in one short visit. For your comfort, we apply a topical numbing cream to the area and offer ProNox, or laughing gas, to ease any anxiety about treatment. Dr. Fishman performs nasal injections in small and gradual steps until she achieves the desired results.
Following treatment, most patients are able to go back to work and their social activities without requiring any extensive downtime or recovery. Although some may experience mild swelling, this typically dissipates on its own within a few days after treatment. Once swelling diminishes and your results are noticeable, Dr. Fishman is able to identify whether additional injections are needed to achieve your ideal look.
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