Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (Liquid Nose Job)
Surgical rhinoplasties are one of the most common surgical procedures performed for cosmetic reasons. However, the use of filler for non-surgical rhinoplasty is becoming increasingly popular due to the amazing results that can be achieved. Dermal filler can be used to lift the tip of the nose, shape the tip and to reduce the appearance of the dorsal hump in order to create a perfectly straight nose. Furthermore, non-surgical rhinoplasty is a fraction of the cost of surgery and has no down time, highlighting some of the reasons for this shift from surgical to non-surgical.
Who can get a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
You can get nasolabial line filler if you are:
Not pregnant or breastfeeding
We would also like to be aware if you are taking any anticoagulant, or antiplatelet, medication, although this does not prevent you from having treatment. You will also have to make us aware if you have an allergy to local anaesthetic, as the majority of filler contains lidocaine and we will have to choose a product that does not contain this if you do in fact have an allergy.
If you have ever suffered a fractured nose, or have had previous surgery on your nose then you will need to make us aware, as this may affect your suitability for this procedure.
What should I expect if I come for a filler treatment?
When you arrive at Fillers & Frowns you will be greeted, invited to take a seat and you will be asked to complete a detailed medical questionnaire if you have not completed this electronically prior to your arrival. You will then be called in at your appointment time, at which point you will have an in-depth consultation and examination process, by which we will get to understand what you are hoping to achieve through the filler procedure.
Numbing cream will be applied to make the procedure more comfortable and once this has had time to work (15-20 minutes), the injections will be carefully placed to sculpt the nose.
The overall appointment will take around 30 minutes, with plenty of time being allocated for questions you may have regarding the treatment. After care advice will be provided and you will also receive an email with after care advice following your visit to the clinic.
Complications and side effects
The most common side effect from a non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment is bruising. Arnica cream will be provided following the treatment, as part of your post-treatment pack, in order to increase the speed at which any bruising resolves (typically 5-7 days).
As with all procedures there is a small chance of infection, which is reduced even further due to our extensive preparation of skin using chlorhexidine. If infections do develop, despite best efforts to cleanse the skin prior to treatment, Fillers & Frowns is doctor-led and so a prescription for antibiotics will be issued quickly.
As with any filler procedure there is a small risk of a vascular occlusion, whereby a blood vessel in the nose can become blocked. In this rare event we are prepared with a product called Hyalase, which is used to dissolve the filler and restore the blood supply to the skin. It is for these reasons that our recommendations are to ensure that you are treated by experienced healthcare professionals within the industry when getting aesthetic treatments performed. All of our treatments are performed by a GMC-registered doctor who has extensive training and experience in delivering these treatments in the safest possible manner.
How long does it last?
Non-surgical rhinoplasties typically last for around 12 months. If you wear glasses then you may notice that the filler may last a little less than this.
Does it hurt?
Having your nose treated with dermal filler may be slightly uncomfortable. However, here at the ACOE clinic we specialise in pain reduction during aesthetic treatments in order to make your treatment as comfortable as possible.
The filler placed in your nose will be massaged prior to you leaving the clinic to ensure that we have achieved a good result and any lumps and bumps from the treatment are gone. The filler remains quite soft for the initial 48-72 hours and can be moved slightly if firm pressure is applied, therefore we do not recommend massaging the area yourself afterwards.