For patients who are considering a non-surgical or surgical nose job, it helps to learn as much as possible about both treatments. In doing so, a patient can conduct a thorough evaluation of the two nose job options and make an informed decision regarding treatment.
How Does a Non-Surgical Nose Job Differ from a Traditional Rhinoplasty?
Whereas rhinoplasty surgery is an outpatient procedure that requires the use of open or closed incisions, a non-surgical nose job involves the use of injectables. In addition, a non-surgical nose job can usually be completed in less time than rhinoplasty surgery. There are typically fewer risks associated with a non-surgical rhinoplasty than a traditional nose job, too.
What Injectables Are Used During a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
Restylane can be used to reshape the nose and ensure it looks proportional to the cheeks, chin, and other facial features. The dermal filler can also be used to improve lip fullness and treat furrows, frown lines, and other visible signs of aging in the face.
Along with Restylane, Belotero can be used as part of a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Belotero temporarily corrects moderate to severe nasolabial folds (wrinkles that extend from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth) and treats fine lines around the eyes.
The ideal non-surgical nose job injectable varies based on the patient and their desired facial rejuvenation treatment results. To determine which injectable can deliver the best-possible results, a patient requires an evaluation prior to treatment. The evaluation enables a facial plastic surgeon to assess the patient’s nose and other facial features, medical history, and facial rejuvenation goals and craft a personalized treatment plan.
Is There a Permanent Non-Surgical Nose Job Treatment Option?
Non-surgical nose job injectables do not deliver permanent results. They can provide results that last several years, but follow-up appointments are usually necessary to ensure that a patient can maintain a natural-looking nose that complements all other facial features.
Is a Non-Surgical Nose Job Worth It?
It can be tough to decide between a non-surgical and surgical nose job. However, patients who consider the following factors are well-equipped to decide if a non-surgical or surgical rhinoplasty meets their expectations:
1. Facial Appearance
A non-surgical nose job makes it simple for a patient to instantly treat minor nose blemishes that impact their facial appearance. Comparatively, rhinoplasty surgery can be used to correct a bulbous nose tip, disproportionate nostrils, and other nose structure issues.
A non-surgical rhinoplasty tends to be more affordable than a traditional nose job. Conversely, a non-surgical nose job requires follow-up treatments at regular intervals, while rhinoplasty surgery delivers permanent results.
3. Treatment Time
A non-surgical nose job can be completed in minutes, and downtime after treatment is minimal. Rhinoplasty surgery often requires two to three hours to complete, and it can take several weeks to recover from treatment.
4. Treatment Results
The final results of non-surgical rhinoplasty appear within a few hours or days of treatment. Traditional nose job patients may need to wait up to a year before their full treatment results become visible.
There are usually fewer risks associated with a non-surgical rhinoplasty in comparison to a surgical nose job. But, there are risks associated with both types of rhinoplasty procedures, and a patient should only pursue a nose job treatment that can be performed by an expert facial plastic surgeon.
Want a Nose Job in Los Angeles? Meet with Dr. Azizzadeh
Dr. Babak Azizzadeh of the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Los Angeles can help patients evaluate non-surgical and surgical nose job treatment options. As a world-renowned facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with experience in non-surgical and surgical rhinoplasty, Dr. Azizzadeh is happy to teach patients about both types of nose jobs. To learn more about nose job treatments or to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation with Dr. Azizzadeh, please contact us online or call us today at 310-657-2203.