Reshaping your nose without surgery
Have you ever wished you could change a small perceived imperfection in the shape of your nose, but dismissed the idea of rhinoplasty? 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.
“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”. Lao Tzu
The results you deserve
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.
Some concerns injectable rhinoplasty can address include:
- Nasal bridge requires straightening or augmentation
- Nasal tip requires additional lift
- 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
Meeting your surgeon
When you attend your injectable rhinoplasty consultation with Dr Paul Gerarchi, your unique circumstances and goals will be discussed at length. Dr Gerarchi will conduct an in-depth examination and advise you if an injectable rhinoplasty is the best way to achieve the results you desire.
Your injectable rhinoplasty journey
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.
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The rise of social media has made it far easier to note when celebrities undergo little tweaks to the appearance of their noses using injectable rhinoplasty. Many famous stars have made these minor adjustments with no downtime, only a marked improvement in their appearance. The fast-paced society that we live in means that people are more influenced by social media with the desire for speed and efficiency with an affordable price point which makes this procedure far more accessible than before.
An injectable rhinoplasty is especially ideal for those who are unhappy with smaller perceived imperfections and for those who are not ready to commit to the full surgical procedure. The injectable filler can last between 6 – 12 months depending on the anatomy of the nose, issue being addressed, and type of filler used. In other words, it is a temporary procedure whose effects do wear off over time.
The doctor carefully injects dermal filler above and below the ‘bump’ of the nose which allows them to make even a ‘hooked’ nose appear completely straight. The filler can also be applied to the tip of the nose to make it look thinner and more refined. A further lift of the tip of the nose can be performed by using an injectable into the muscle which continuously pulls the nose down.