Reshaping your nose without surgery, or a non-surgical Rhinoplasty, is fast becoming the latest effective way to improve the shape of your nose without the expense or downtime. We talk to Australia’s Master of Rhinoplasty, Facial Plastic Surgeon Dr George Marcells – about what is involved in the procedure and who this option might be most suitable for.
Dr Marcells, based in Bondi Junction, Sydney says, “Injectable soft tissue fillers are a very popular, non-surgical method of volumising parts of the face. Fillers come in a variety of types and may contain collagen, hyaluronic acid and other substances including some that make use of microsphere technology. Injectable fillers can help with the nose because of their plumping and volumising effect on the skin.”
Does it Suit Everyone?
Having a non-surgical rhinoplasty might not suit everyone or fix more prominent or obvious nose irregularities. Anyone with a hugely oversized nose or large bumps to be removed might find fillers won’t fix their problem. However, if you feel that you are not comfortable with undergoing surgery or don’t feel your issue is that extreme, or you would like to see how your nose looks with a different shape on a less permanent basis then a non-surgical nose job might be for you.
Injectable Fillers in the Nose are Perfect For:
- filling out a hollow nose, or filling a sidewall depression
- straightening a hook nose by filling in the area above and below the bend
- similarly, if your nose deviates slightly to one side, fillers can make it appear straighter
- filling in areas of a smaller nose in order to make it appear larger and more defined
- defining and contouring the shape to improve the profile
- straightening out subtle humps and bumps
- elongating the wings of the nose
- altering the angle and appearance of the tip of the nose.
Dr Marcells says, “Which method is best suited to you depends on your features, the level of augmentation you desire, your time frame and your budget. Surgical options require downtime during the post-surgical recovery period. The soft-tissue fillers, on the other hand, only require the time it takes to have them injected.”
Getting the Right Advice
Altering the shape of your nose can make a huge difference to your overall appearance, and whilst anyone looking at having a rhinoplasty usually has quite specific reasons for wanting one, you need to make sure you are getting the procedure done by someone who knows what they are doing. The beauty of the non-surgical nose job with fillers is that if by chance you hate the results, they are not permanent. Your body will eventually reabsorb the filler and will need topping up anywhere from 6 months to 2 years later, depending on the type of filler used. Some fillers are even reversible… hyaluronic acid can be dissolved by injecting an enzyme. Be sure to know which filler you are having injected – there are several on the Australian market. You can do your own research as to the reviews on each.
The Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure
So, how does it work and what do you expect from the procedure? It actually is really quite simple. You should receive a topical anaesthetic in the area which you are getting the fillers injected. The filler is then injected. The physician will then massage the filler to ensure it’s moulded into the right position.
There are a couple of risks with non-surgical rhinoplasty, or injecting fillers into your nose. One of them is the possibility of the filler being injected into your arteries which can block the blood supply to the nose. This can cause the death of the skin in the nose and lead to scarring. Even if the filler is injected too tightly packed against the blood supply to your nose, it can lead to similar problems. Again, a great reason to make sure your practitioner knows exactly what they are doing and has plenty of experience.
Results of a Non-Surgical Nose Job
You need to be realistic about the possible results from a non-surgical rhinoplasty. If you wish to significantly alter the shape or size of your nose, and want permanent results, you will need a traditional surgical rhinoplasty. However, if you want subtle but noticeable changes, with fillers taking less than an hour and not requiring anaesthesia; there are no bandages, bruising or telltale signs of any work having been done, and you can even even return to work immediately after the procedure; fillers are an attractive option. Not only this, it costs a fraction of the price of a surgical rhinoplasty. There are certainly many advantages to nose enhancement injections or fillers and this is fast becoming the latest most talked about procedure in beauty circles around Australia. Even the most prominent surgeons in the country such as Dr Marcells are seeing the benefits of offering the treatment and as such it’s popularity is soaring.
If you would like more information on Dr Marcells click here or phone his office directly on 02 8069 5443 to arrange a consult.