What is an injectable rhinoplasty

Dr paul gerarchi

Everything you need to know about injectable rhinoplasty

When it comes to cosmetic surgery, rhinoplasty is consistently a top contender in the most popular procedures. Regular rhinoplasty is, however, a more invasive procedure that results in a massive bruising and a very visible recovery period, which is why injectable rhinoplasty has seen a rise in popularity.

What is injectable rhinoplasty?

Non-surgical rhinoplasty which is also known as ‘nose-filler’ is a cosmetic treatment that has been rising in popularity with men and women alike. With an evident rise in the importance of aesthetics due to social media, this quick and easy ‘lunch break’ treatment has become rather commonplace.

For those who have ever wished to change a small perceived imperfection in the shape of their nose, but dismissed the idea of rhinoplasty, this is the ideal solution. Many people live with minor asymmetries or imperfections as they seem too insignificant to warrant a traditional rhinoplasty procedure.

An injectable rhinoplasty offers an excellent alternative to rhinoplasty for small issues such as smoothing bumps on the bridge of the nose to lifting or rounding the tip of the nose.

How does injectable rhinoplasty work?

Injectable rhinoplasty utilises a dermal filler to smooth and augment the contours of your nose. While surgical rhinoplasty is still the best way to achieve large-scale results, an injectable rhinoplasty offers excellent and subtle cosmetic results, without the downtime and recovery period associated with surgery.

What issues can injectable rhinoplasty treat?

Some concerns injectable rhinoplasty can address include:

  • Nasal bridge requires straightening or augmentation
  • Nasal tip requires additional lift
  • The tissue separating the nostrils (columella) is retracted
  • Nostrils are disproportionately large
  • Hump along the nasal bridge
  • Sidewall depression makes the nose look narrow
  • Dissatisfaction with the outcome of a previous surgical rhinoplasty
  • Aesthetic issues caused by an injury or defect

Injectable rhinoplasty procedure

An injectable rhinoplasty procedure generally takes around 30 minutes to complete. To ensure your comfort throughout the procedure, a topical anaesthetic may be applied to your nose. There is no downtime associated with an injectable rhinoplasty; you may resume your regular activities immediately following the procedure. The results of an injectable rhinoplasty will vary from one individual to another but will typically last between six and 12 months.

While this is a non-surgical option, there are still some risks associated with injectable procedures. While rare, they include infection, hematoma, granulomas, and general discomfort both during and following the procedure. As such, it is strongly recommended that any injectable procedure you undergo is performed by a highly trained and experienced practitioner who fully understands your facial structure and will take your overall aesthetics into consideration when planning your treatment.

What are the benefits of injectable rhinoplasty?

The number one benefit of a nose filler is that there is less risk, less downtime and fewer side-effects and yet the procedure can still produce similar results to a regular rhinoplasty. A large amount of work can be done on the nose in a few minutes with no pain which is a massive difference when compared to the month-long recovery period after a regular rhinoplasty. The best part is that it is non-permanent which means that if you are not happy with the results, you can either wait a few months or have it reversed. Again, compared to a permanent and invasive rhinoplasty, it is easy to see why injectable rhinoplasty has risen in popularity.

Is there anything an injectable rhinoplasty cannot address?

Since it is just a filler, there are some limitations to the procedure. It cannot narrow the nasal tip or bring the nostrils in to slim the width of the nose at its base. Additionally, fillers cannot bring the top of the nose closer to the face.

Meeting your surgeon

When you attend your injectable rhinoplasty consultation with The Face Institute, your unique circumstances and goals will be discussed at length. Dr Gerarchi at The Face Institute will conduct an in-depth examination and advise you if an injectable rhinoplasty is the best way to achieve the results you desire. If you would like to find out more about an injectable rhinoplasty, call us on (02) 9412 4599