Rhinoplasty is commonly known as a nose job. It is a procedure done to reshape the nose. This procedure is helpful in improving a person’s appearance by making the nose shape aligned with the rest of the face. Rhinoplasty using traditional techniques is an invasive surgical procedure that involves downtime for the patient. Fortunately, there is a more patient-friendly procedure known as liquid rhinoplasty. This procedure is a non-surgical treatment method that is much more comfortable and convenient for patients.
What is Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Liquid rhinoplasty is a procedure that makes use of fillers that are injected into the patient’s nose. This helps in reshaping the nose and improving the overall contour. This is suitable for patients who desire subtle improvements in the contours of their nose and where the deformities in the nose are not major. It is also convenient for patients who do not prefer surgery or are not ready for the downtime involved.
Good Candidates for a Liquid Rhinoplasty
Anyone who has small nasal bumps or a nose tip that is slightly drooping can benefit from this procedure. It is not meant for a nose that is very crooked in shape or for a damaged nose. We’ll perform an initial assessment of your nose and ask you about your medical history to determine if you are a good fit for liquid rhinoplasty. Generally, patients should be in good physical health and have realistic expectations. The results are not permanent, but those looking to lengthen their results can safely undergo repeat treatments.
How Is The Procedure Done?
To begin, the nose is cleansed to be prepped for the injectable process. A numbing gel or cream is used to numb the area where injections are given.
Once the area is numb, the appropriate filler is injected. We’ll use hyaluronic acid based fillers to enhance the look of the nose. This is a substance naturally found in the body and helps to smoothen the skin’s surface and enhance its volume, thus allowing the nose to be reshaped. The injectables are used in small quantities. This is performed as an outpatient procedure and is usually completed within 15 minutes.
Your Liquid Rhinoplasty will be performed in Dr. Regina Rodman‘s surgery center located in Houston, TX
Recovery and Effectiveness
Unlike conventional rhinoplasty, the biggest advantage of liquid rhinoplasty is that there is no downtime. You can return to work immediately after the treatment. However, certain precautions need to be taken to ensure quicker healing. It is important to avoid wearing heavy glasses for a couple of weeks and no pressure should be applied to the area where the injections are used.
There are rare complications with this procedure, which is why it is important to go to a board certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Rodman who has intimate knowledge of nasal anatomy. There may be tenderness in the nose, but this is temporary and will subside quickly.
Liquid rhinoplasty can be very effective in treating minor deformities in the nose and help in reshaping it. Since a dermal filler is used, the effect of the procedure is almost instantaneous. Even though it is not a permanent procedure, its effects can last for over one year.
Contact Our Office
At Face Forward, Dr. Regina Rodman will help you reveal your full beauty with liquid rhinoplasty. If you’re interested in learning more about it, contact our office to schedule your informative consultation today.