If you’re hesitant to undergo a traditional surgical rhinoplasty to make your desired aesthetic changes to your nose, non-surgical rhinoplasty, also referred to as nose fillers or an injectable rhinoplasty, may be an effective treatment option.
In this blog, we’ll explain what is involved in an injectable rhinoplasty so that you can decide whether you would like to book a consultation at Inigo Cosmetic in Brisbane.
What is a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure that aims to alter the shape or appearance of the nose without the need for surgery. Unlike traditional rhinoplasty, which involves surgical incisions and restructuring of the nasal tissues, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure that uses injectable dermal fillers to reshape the nose.
The procedure is highly personalised, strategically placing the dermal fillers to create the patient’s desired changes. The steps of the method can be discussed in detail during a consultation to create an individually tailored treatment plan agreed upon by both the injector and the patient.
What does the procedure involve?
During a non-surgical rhinoplasty, small amounts of dermal filler are carefully injected into specific nose areas. The filler is strategically placed to address concerns such as nasal humps, asymmetry, and depressions or to improve the overall shape and profile of the nose.
To aid in comfort levels, a topical anaesthetic can be used before beginning the treatment.
The potential benefits of a non-surgical rhinoplasty
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can offer several advantages over surgical rhinoplasty for those who prefer non-invasive options.
It is a relatively quick procedure that often requires less than an hour to complete, depending on your personalised treatment steps. It typically involves minimal discomfort and has a shorter recovery time than surgery. Non-surgical rhinoplasty may allow for precise adjustments, achieving immediately visible results apart from initial swelling, which will need time to subside.
What you can expect for your results
When undergoing a non-surgical rhinoplasty, the results can vary depending on factors such as your anatomy and the specific concerns being addressed. However, there are some general expectations regarding the outcome.
After the procedure, you can expect to see immediate results. You may experience minor swelling, which will subside quite fast after the treatment.
The results of non-surgical rhinoplasty are not permanent. The dermal fillers gradually break down over time. The duration of the results can vary, usually lasting from several months to a year or more. Touch-up treatments will be necessary at regular intervals to maintain the desired outcome.
While non-surgical rhinoplasty may achieve your desired improvements, it does have limitations. This procedure is most suitable for minor corrections and enhancements. Surgical rhinoplasty may be more appropriate if you have significant structural issues with your nose or desire more substantial changes.
What to know about aftercare
After an injectable rhinoplasty, there are some essential aftercare considerations to ensure proper healing and maximise the procedure’s results.
Immediately after the procedure, it is normal to experience mild swelling, redness, and possibly some bruising around the treated area. Applying a cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a cloth to the nose can help reduce swelling and discomfort.
It is advisable to avoid touching or applying pressure to the treated area for the first few days after the procedure. This will help prevent any displacement of the dermal fillers and allow them to settle correctly. You should also avoid wearing glasses or sunglasses that rest on the nose during this initial healing period.
During recovery, keeping the treated area clean and avoiding exposing it to excessive heat or sunlight is essential. Avoid saunas, steam rooms, and hot baths for a few days after the procedure. Ideally, you’ll also protect your nose from exposure to the direct sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat or sunscreen with a high SPF when outdoors. Your injector may recommend avoiding strenuous physical activities, such as vigorous exercise, for a short period to minimise the risk of complications and promote optimal healing.
Following your aftercare instructions will help ensure a smooth recovery and to achieve the best possible outcome from your injectable rhinoplasty.
Potential risks of the procedure
Like any medical procedure, non-surgical rhinoplasty carries certain risks and potential complications. While these risks are generally low, it is essential to be aware of them.
Potential risks include infection, allergic reactions to the dermal fillers, swelling and bruising, discomfort or pain at the injection site, vascular complications, filler migration or asymmetry, and the possibility of not achieving the desired results. If the dermal filler is not carefully injected, it could interfere with the delicate underlying structures of the face, leading to more serious complications.
It is essential to have the procedure performed by a qualified and experienced injector to minimise these risks.
Who is a suitable candidate for the procedure?
An injectable rhinoplasty may suit certain individuals seeking minor cosmetic enhancements to their noses.
A suitable candidate for this procedure may have concerns such as a small nasal hump, asymmetry, minor depressions, or desire for nasal contouring without surgery. Eligible candidates should be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the potential outcomes of the procedure.
Ultimately, to find out if you are a suitable candidate, you’ll need to consult with one of our injectors, who can assess your circumstances, evaluate your nasal anatomy and discuss your aesthetic goals.
Inigo Cosmetic: Injectable rhinoplasty treatments in Brisbane
At Inigo, we pride ourselves on offering personalised treatments that consider each patient’s needs. Within our relaxing environment, we take a supportive and empathetic approach, sharing the goal of achieving optimal results.
Our team is led by Dr Ian Chinsee and held to high standards regarding patient care and staying up to date with the most effective techniques.
If you’re interested in non-surgical rhinoplasty, please book your consultation today.