Many individuals are concerned about the contour or imperfections of their noses. For this reason, a surgical nose job, known as a rhinoplasty, is a popular cosmetic surgical procedure. In 2007, 285,000 Americans underwent rhinoplasty procedures to surgically correct or enhance misshapen noses.1
While surgery may still be the best option for many individuals, the non surgical nose job alternative is a viable option for a large number of rhinoplasty candidates.
A growing number of medical professionals are using progressive medical techniques and advanced dermal fillers, including Juvederm®, Radiesse® and Restylane® to resolve
the appearance of bumps, drooping tips and crooked noses in many instances, without the risks of surgery.
The procedure is sometimes called the 15 minute nose job or the 10 minute nose job because it typically takes between 10 and 15 minutes. It is also sometimes called a Radiesse® Rhinoplasty or Radiesse® nose job because the advanced dermal filler, Radiesse®, is often used by medical practitioners in the procedure due to its unique filler properties. Other advanced dermal fillers, like Restylane®, Perlane® and Juvederm® may also be used in the procedure, depending upon the healthcare professional’s preferences. So in some cases, you may hear the procedure called an injection rhinoplasty or injection nose job, as well. The 10 minute non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure requires no sedation, and patients are back to most normal routines following the 10 or 15 minute non-surgical nose job.
In the first step, the medical practitioner applies a topical numbing cream or anesthetic. After the area to be treated is numbed, advanced dermal fillers, such as Radiesse® and Restylane® are
applied to fill in depressions, smooth out sharp angles, and perhaps to change the angle of the tip of the nose.
The procedure is designed to restore the desired facial symmetry and to make the nose contour more appealing. Since you are awake, you may interact with the medical practitioner with the goal of achieving your desired results. While the procedure won’t reduce bumps in the nose, it can effectively mask the bump, so that in many instances, a bump is not noticeable or visible.
When selecting a medical practitioner for the procedures mentioned above, it is important to select a medical practitioner with a depth of experience with each particular technique for optimal results and safety.
Alexander Z. Rivkin M.D. Malibu, Malibu, CA ~ Kyle S. Choe MD, Virginia Beach, VA