Get a Nose Job Without Surgery
A rhinoplasty procedure is one of the most popular Los Angeles facial cosmetic surgery requests. The nose is right in the center of your face, and having a nose that you feel is unsightly or unfitting can take away from the more attractive features on your face.
Getting a nose job can correct any nostril flaws, humps, bumps, size, or symmetry issues you may have. This procedure can also improve your breathing by opening up your nasal airways.
Whether it’s from a desire to improve functionality or appearance, getting a nose job is appealing to many. What’s not as appealing is the surgical procedure itself and the recovery time. Rhinoplasty surgery in Los Angeles can be performed either through making an incision beneath the nostrils or through making incisions inside the nostrils to avoid visible scarring. Then, your rhinoplasty surgeon can alter the shape of your nostrils, septum, and tip, whether it’s by adding or removing cartilage.
The average rhinoplasty procedure will leave you with bruising and swelling on and around your nose. It will also be very tender to the touch. Your nose will need time to heal from the trauma that occurs as the result of nose surgery, and you shouldn’t judge your procedure based on how it looks in those first few weeks. Three to four months after surgery, you will have a follow-up with your doctor since your nose should be done healing, and you should keep in mind that your long-term results won’t be final until a full year after your surgery.
Because of the prolonged healing time and invasiveness, many do not want to commit to Los Angeles rhinoplasty surgery. Luckily, our surgeons can perform rhinoplasty without surgery by using fillers. Rhinoplasty through fillers are becoming a more and more popular procedure because of their noninvasiveness and quick recovery time. Also referred to as liquid rhinoplasty, filler rhinoplasty in Los Angeles is effective and safe, and it’s done by injecting dermal fillers in strategic parts of your nose to change its structure.
Liquid rhinoplasty is much less expensive than the traditional rhinoplasty procedure, and it comes without any scarring or prolonged recovery time. You can see the results the same day, and you can also resume your normal activities as early as the same day of the treatment.
Fillers Used for Rhinoplasty
The fillers that are most often used to reshape the nose during rhinoplasty are Juvéderm and Restylane, which are made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a bio-safe material used for many filler procedures since it’s unlikely to cause an allergic reaction.
Many Los Angeles aesthetic specialists agree that Restylane Lyft maintains its shape better than other fillers that are on the market. This is beneficial to nose surgery since it gives the surgeon more accuracy during the procedure.
Unlike the standard open rhinoplasty or closed scarless rhinoplasty, nonsurgical rhinoplasty in LA is simple and can be done rather quickly. In fact a skilled cosmetic surgeon can complete liquid rhinoplasty in less than 30 minutes.
Just like any surgery, you need to have at least one consultation with a plastic surgeon. A consultation is where you tell your surgeon about your desired results and your surgeon tells you the most realistic goal. They may also take a photo of you and digitally alter it so that you can see how you’ll look once the surgery is performed.
During your procedure, your doctor will have you lie down on the surgical table with your face tilted up. You may have a topical anesthetic applied to your nose and the area surrounding it just in case you are bothered by the feeling of the needle being inserted.
After the injection area is numb, your Los Angeles cosmetic doctor will inject the filler material into the area around your nose, whether it’s the bridge or tip of your nose. Very small amounts of the gel are used to avoid pressure and to allow your doctor to keep control of the shaping process. By carefully injecting your nose, your doctor can avoid overfilling and negatively affecting your results. Your doctor will also manually smooth out the filler so that it looks natural.
Instead of heavy bruising or swelling, you might feel a slight pinching or pressure after your nonsurgical nose job. Another huge plus to nonsurgical rhinoplasty is that there’s very minimal downtime after the procedure.
You may want to bring an ice pack to your procedure so that you can use it to prevent swelling, but you should get your doctor’s permission first. Your doctor will advise that you avoid pressure on the affected area 1 to 2 weeks after treatment. The doctor may also have to gently massage the area for 1 to 2 weeks.
Unlike traditional rhinoplasty where you cannot see your final results for up to a year, the results from your liquid rhinoplasty should be fully visible within a week or two. Any redness or bruising that result from your injections should completely subside by that time.
As far as downtime, this nonsurgical type of rhinoplasty requires practically none. You can resume your traditional work and social activities the same day if you’re comfortable. This is another reason why more and more Los Angelenos are choosing nonsurgical rhinoplasty over traditional rhinoplasty.
The biggest downside of filler rhinoplasty is that it does not last forever like a traditional rhinoplasty. Your body naturally absorbs the filler into your skin layer within 6 months of the procedure. Some filler ingredients may last as long as 3 years, but a nose job through fillers will never be permanent.
Since a traditional nose job is about physically altering the material of your nasal structure, the results are going to be permanent. That’s why many patients choose this procedure. Having to go in every 6 months for a touch-up is not desirable for most.
Making an Appointment
Our double-board certified specialists are experts in reshaping noses. Make an appointment with Westside Face to achieve a natural-looking and improved appearance that will make you feel more confident and attractive.