Fillers such as RADIESSE®, Restylane® and JUVÉDERM®
are FDA-approved for the treatment of nasolabial folds
("smile lines" or "parentheses"). Use of dermal fillers for
other improvements is performed at the doctor's discretion,
but has become widespread with uses such as scar
revision, lip augmentation, filling dark circles, and more.
For a better understanding of how they work, you can read more about facial dermal fillers.
Contouring the nose with dermal fillers can be an excellent option for some patients. Possible applications include:
- Augmenting the dorsum.
- Refining the results of previous nose surgery.
- Correcting asymmetries.
- Tip enhancement, adding projection, definition.
- Smoothing or straightening the nasal hump.
Fillers are temporary. This always welcome when to comes
to think about a nose job.
The changes that can be accomplished are natural-looking. We can achieve delicate and very specific improvements with fillers. This type of precision may not be possible with nose surgery.
Results are visible very soon after the procedure but of
course, swelling is normal for a few hours.
The patient is completely awake during the procedure, so they can provide real-time guidance to ensure the results meet their expectations.
No downtime is required after the procedure. There may be some minor bruising or redness, but makeup can be applied immediately to minimize these effects. Patients can return to work or their usual routine.
Facial fillers are a good alternative for patients seeking
revision rhinoplasty. Surgical rhinoplasty may result in a
weakened nasal structure making the nose more
susceptible to injury when subjected to additional surgeries.
Small deformities or irregularities on an otherwise ideal rhinoplasty outcome may be challenging to correct with surgery.
Fillers are better at contouring than surgery, as they provide the ability to treat deformities without disrupting adjacent areas.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty has many advantages, but there are also some associated risks and drawbacks. It is important that you fully understand both the advantages and disadvantages of this procedure before undergoing treatment.
Because dermal fillers are not permanent, patients will need
to return approximately every 6 months for touch-up
treatments. Additionally, non-surgical rhinoplasty cannot
narrow cartilage or reduce the size of the nose, so patients
with these goals should choose surgical rhinoplasty.
Unwanted side effects such as bruising, swelling, or redness may also occur.