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Do you have a crooked or flattened nose that you’re unhappy with? Are you hesitant to have invasive surgery but want to make a change? If so, a non-surgical rhinoplasty might be right for you. This nose correction procedure uses popular injectable dermal fillers, such as Juvéderm and Restylane, to give you the nose you want.

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RealSelf Nonsurgical Nose Job

A non surgical nose job or “liquid rhinoplasty” does not involve incisions or surgery at all. It is simply the strategic use of injectable fillers in the nose to improve the shape or contour of a person’s nose as an alternative to surgery. Fillers can be added to depressions or irregularities of the nose, so the procedure augments the nose but does not reduce the nose or make it smaller.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure

Most commonly, injectable fillers are added to the middle one-third or upper third of the nose, where the skin is generally looser and easily accepts the added filler. Caution must be taken when attempting to change the lower one-third of the nose such as the nasal tip or nostrils because here, the skin is thicker and more adherent to the cartilage underneath. Injection of fillers in this area is riskier and could lead to complications such as overlying skin necrosis.

Common fillers for this medical procedure are Juvéderm® and Restylane®, but Voluma® a thicker hyaluronic acid-based product, can produce longer-lasting results. While not a permanent solution, the results typically last between 6 months and 2 years, depending on which filler is used.

Permanent fillers are also a possibility, but these materials can sometimes lead to unwanted inflammation and undesirable or unpredictable results. The upside of permanent filler is that they last forever. The downside of permanent filler is that if you don’t like the result, it lasts forever. The only way to get rid of it is to surgically remove it, which would leave resultant scars and possible permanent deformities.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a medical procedure performed in the office either with topical or no anesthetic. Many injectable fillers have lidocaine, a local anesthetic, already in the product, eliminating the need for two injections – one to numb and another to add the filler. Dr. Jason Wendel, Lori Lankford, or Paige Hastings performs the injections in Dr. Wendel’s Green Hills office in Nashville, TN.

After the procedure, a team member will go over recovery instructions with you. Aftercare instructions are very similar to that of injectable fillers in other parts of the face. It is important not to massage the area or wear glasses for 2-3 days after the procedure because this could lead to a flat spot or depression in the injection area.

Alternative to Non-Invasive Nose Job

For a more permanent solution, you may be a good candidate for Nose Surgery (rhinoplasty). Call Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery at 615-921-2100 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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