Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: What to Expect
Changing the size, shape or appearance of the nose no longer has to involve invasive surgical procedures. Some patients can achieve their aesthetic goals with a combination of injectable treatments designed to create balance and symmetry while smoothing out minor cosmetic imperfections. Dr. Mashhadian at Rodeo Surgical Art has perfected the art of the non-surgical rhinoplasty, so patients that do not want to turn to surgery have another option in their quest for enhancement.
What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses injections of a combination of different types of dermal fillers to correct minor imperfections in the appearance of the nose. This procedure can be performed in just a few minutes and does not require any anesthesia or downtime afterward. Patients can literally walk into our office and walk out a bit later with an enhanced appearance. Non-surgical rhinoplasty also does not involve any incisions, which means you don’t have to worry about post-operative scarring in exchange for your new look.
What can it do?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can achieve any or all of the following benefits:
- Alter the size or slope of the nasal bridge
- Create symmetry between the two sides of the nose
- Enhance the position, size and shape of the nasal tip
- Minimizing the appearance of a nasal hump
- Filling in concaves by creating natural fullness in those areas
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be used alone to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. It can also be an effective way to further improve the results of a surgical procedure. Some patients like to undergo non-surgical rhinoplasty prior to surgery to get an accurate idea of what they can expect from their more permanent results.
How does it work?
There are a variety of injectable formulations that Dr. Mashhadian may use during your non-surgical rhinoplasty:
Each of these formulations comes with their own set of pros and cons. Dr. Mashhadian is experienced in using all of these treatments, qualifying him to make the decision as to which filler solution will provide you with the best possible results. In some cases, a neuromodulator like Botox may also be used during the non-surgical rhinoplasty to further enhance your outcome.
What are the results like?
The results of non-surgical rhinoplasty will vary based on the specific needs of each patient and the formulations used during treatment. In most cases, patients will see the preliminary results of the procedure right away. Those results can be dramatic, but they are only temporary. Patients will need to repeat the procedure every 6-18 months to maintain their positive new look.
Is non-surgical rhinoplasty right for me?
While non-surgical rhinoplasty can be a good option for many patients, it is not the right choice for everyone. This procedure will not correct internal structural defects in the nose that can affect both appearance and function. Surgery may also be required to repair injuries or other defects that impact the look of the nose. Some patients find that after undergoing the non-surgical rhinoplasty for a period of time, they decide to move to surgery to achieve a permanent result.
Dr. Mashhadian is experienced in both surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty techniques and can help you determine which procedure will meet your needs and desired results best. To learn more, contact Rodeo Surgical Art today at 310-652-4500.