When it comes to cosmetic enhancements, individuals seeking non-invasive procedures have a plethora of options to consider. Among these, the non-surgical nose job has gained significant popularity in recent years in comparison to surgical rhinoplasty.
But what exactly is a non-surgical nose job, and is it the right choice for you?
What is a non-surgical nose job?
Traditional rhinoplasty, or a nose job, has long been a standard procedure for reshaping the nose. But surgical rhinoplasty is invasive, requires anaesthesia, and involves a lengthy recovery period. In contrast, the non-surgical nose job is a minimally invasive alternative that is performed in a cosmetic clinic without the need for incisions or anaesthesia.
The procedure primarily involves the use of dermal fillers, such as hyaluronic acid, Juvederm, and Restylane. Unlike traditional surgery, which removes or rearranges cartilage and bone, these fillers are injected strategically to reshape the nose.
Dermal fillers can address concerns like a dorsal hump, uneven contours, or a drooping tip, providing a more balanced and refined appearance.
Benefits of a non-surgical nose job
A non-surgical nose job can boost your confidence, promote positive self-esteem, and unlike traditional rhinoplasty – offer fast result
One of the most significant advantages of a non-surgical nose job is the minimal downtime it requires. Patients can often return to their daily activities immediately after the procedure, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles
Traditional rhinoplasty involves the administration of anaesthesia, which can carry inherent risks. In contrast, a non-surgical nose job is performed using topical numbing creams, reducing the potential for adverse reactions.
Unlike surgical rhinoplasty, which can take months for swelling to fully subside, the results of a non-surgical nose job are visible almost immediately. This instant gratification is a significant draw for many patients.
Substances used in non-surgical nose jobs
In a cosmetic clinic, non-surgical nose jobs primarily utilise hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body, known for its ability to hydrate and plump the skin. When injected into the nose, it can provide volume and shape, effectively camouflaging imperfections.
At Dr. Nestor, we use hyaluronic acid, and a hybrid injectable filler called HArmonyCa® – a combination of hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyapatite.
Considerations before choosing a non-surgical nose job
Whilst non-surgical nose jobs are a non-invasive option for those seeking to enhance their features, it’s important to note that the procedure is not a one-size fits-all.
The effects of a non-surgical nose job are not permanent. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers typically last 9 to 12 months, this means you’ll need periodic touch-ups to maintain the desired appearance.
Not everyone is a suitable candidate for a non-surgical nose job. It may not be suitable for individuals with significant structural issues or those seeking drastic changes to the nose’s shape.
Non-surgical nose jobs with Dr. Nestor
If you’re considering non-surgical rhinoplasty, it’s essential to find a reputable, and highly qualified cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Nestor is one of Scotland’s experienced cosmetic doctors, and with his extensive background in aesthetic medicine, you’ll be in the safest hands for your non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure.