Our nose may appear to be a very simple organ from the outside, but behind that simplicity is a very intricate composition of blood vessels, bones, mucous membranes, hair, and tissues. It goes without saying that any surgery performed on the nose must be performed by an experienced surgeon because it is very vulnerable to even the most minor accidents.
With that said, new and innovative methods of nose reshaping surgeries (also known as nose job or rhinoplasty) have allowed surgeons to perform various kinds of nose augmentations safely and quickly. Like many other types of cosmetic surgeries, rhinoplasty also comes in surgical and non-surgical forms. In this blog, we will focus on non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Non-surgical rhinoplasties are not permanent and they will last for about twelve to eighteen months. They are ideal for those who have a slight hump on the nose, depressed bridge (saddle nose), beak-like nose (pollybeak), or a hanging tip. One thing in common with non-surgical nose job and many other non-surgical procedures is that they use dermal fillers. Some of the most common ones used by surgeons today are Radiesse, Restylane, and Juvederm. While all of these are good for non-surgical procedures, for nose jobs specifically, many surgeons opt to use Radiesse because it is composed of the same substance that is naturally present in our nasal bones.
The nose reshaping procedure itself is almost painless and extremely quick. Firstly, your surgeon will apply topical anesthesia to numb the region. Then, he/she will carefully inject the filler using a syringe and rub the area to smooth out any irregularities. There will be some redness, minor swelling, and very small bruises, but they will be completely gone in just a few days. The whole procedure can be performed in as little as fifteen to thirty minutes. Moreover, you will be fully awake and be able to see it being done.
One of the major advantages of non-surgical rhinoplasty over traditional rhinoplasty is that non-surgical ones are completely free of surgery and this brings in a host of benefits:
- Swelling and Bruising: There is very little swelling and bruising after a non-surgical nose job compared to a surgical nose job. Since non-surgical procedures use fine needles to inject fillers instead of incisions, your nose will be free of excessive swelling and bruises afterwards. Not only that, there is very little pain to the patients, as well.
- Recovery: Recovery period for surgery is anywhere from one to two weeks depending on the complexity of the procedure. Moreover, if you work in a physically strenuous environment, you may be off from work for up to a month. Luckily, that’s not the case with a non-surgical rhinoplasty because most of them have very little down time – maximum two to three days. In fact, you can even continue your daily activities from the very next day.
- Cost: On average, a non-surgical rhinoplasty is much less expensive than traditional rhinoplasty. While several factors affect the cost, a non-surgical rhinoplasty can cost anywhere from $500 to $1,000. On the other hand, a surgical rhinoplasty costs about $4,500 on average, but can go all the way up to $10,000.
If you are someone who is considering a non-surgical rhinoplasty, Dr. Paul Jarrod Frank would be happy to offer his consultation and go over your needs. Feel free to contact the office and schedule an appointment.