Treating Nasal Imperfections
Non-surgical nose reshaping can make your nose look straighter, larger, or more symmetrical. This treatment can also be used to make the nasal tip more defined. A nose correction can also reduce the appearance of dents, bumps, or other imperfections in nasal shape. Unlike rhinoplasty surgery (or a “nose job”), nose enhancement injections treat nasal imperfections in a single office visit, making this treatment ideal for patients looking for a fast, minimally invasive way to change the shape of their nose.
Who is suitable to have this treatment?
Nose enhancement injections can be performed on most adults who are in good overall health. You may be a candidate for nose enhancement injections if you have slight imperfections in your nose. Most candidates wish their nasal shape were more streamlined, but dislike the thought of undergoing surgery to change the shape of their nose.
It is important to be realistic about the effects of this treatment. It cannot produce the dramatic results of rhinoplasty surgery. This treatment works best on those with mild or moderate imperfections in their nose shape. It is important to recognise that nose enhancement injections cannot make wide nostrils narrower or a large nose smaller. If you wish to substantially reduce the size of your nose or correct major asymmetries, you may be better suited to traditional rhinoplasty surgery. However, many patients with minor nose irregularities have achieved positive results through non-surgical injections.
What to Expect
Unlike traditional rhinoplasty surgery, nose enhancement injections take an hour or less and do not require anaesthesia. Also known as the “15 minute nose job,” this treatment uses injectable fillers to make subtle changes to the shape of the nose. These fillers work by increasing volume in the innermost layers of skin. Before the treatment begins, exact injection locations are planned out so that the filler, once injected, will achieve the desired reshaping.
Small injections of dermal filler are placed in pre-selected areas using a small needle. After treatment, patients are free to leave the office immediately. There are no bandages required, and you may return to work the same day.
The results of this treatment are temporary. Most patients find that the results remain visible for 8-12 months. After this point, the body begins reabsorbing the injected filler, and the nose will return to its pre-treatment contours.
Possible Risks and Complications
Most people experience minimal discomfort during this treatment. After the injections, it is common to experience minor swelling, redness, and bruising. Nose enhancement using dermal fillers is considered to carry less risk than surgery, which is one of the treatment’s major benefits. However, it is not without risk. Injections of dermal filler can cause infection, bleeding, or allergic reactions. It is also possible for the dermal filler to become unevenly distributed or cause lumps underneath the skin. In most cases, such bumps and any asymmetry can be massaged away, though sometimes they remain visible until the body begins reabsorbing the injected dermal filler.
Rough Costs Involved
One of the benefits of nose enhancement injections is that they are more affordable than rhinoplasty surgery. This treatment begins at $330, which includes 0.5mL of injectable dermal filler. Some patients require additional dermal filler injections to achieve the desired result. Schedule a consultation visit to receive a price estimate based on your individual treatment details.