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Minimizing Risks

There is Always a Risk with Surgery

In general, patients who seek out a Non Surgical Nose Job will experience fewer rhinoplasty risks than surgical patients. While modern plastic surgeons have done an amazing job of minimizing the risks and invasiveness associated with surgical procedures, there is still no such thing as a risk-free surgery. That’s no secret, and it’s something that most plastic surgeons will readily admit. To be sure, the vast majority of plastic surgery is accomplished without a hitch—but there is always a risk for individual patients. That risk can come from many different places—it may be associated with the anesthesia or with the incision over time.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures carry with them significantly less risk than traditional, surgical nose jobs. Because there are no scalpels, no incisions, and no recovery period, non-surgical rhinoplasty patients have a much lower complication rate than do patients who undergo traditional surgery. That’s not to say that non-surgical rhinoplasty is risk-free either, simply that those risks are an order of magnitude lower than with traditional rhinoplasty procedures, so non surgical nose job procedures are quite good at minimizing rhinoplasty risks.

Risks Associated With Traditional Rhinoplasty Procedures

As mentioned above, the risks associated with traditional, surgical rhinoplasty are much lower today than they used to be. However, that does not mean that they don’t exist. The risks that may stem from surgical rhinoplasty include the following:

  • Infection: Since the dawn of surgery, infection has been one of the most dangerous complications. This remains true with the case of rhinoplasty, particularly because the nose acts as a vacuum, sucking up all kinds of debris, dust, and microbes. This can lead to an infection—and even mild infections must be taken seriously. Infections could lead to any number of medical treatments, from antibiotics to additional surgery.
  • Poor Healing/Scarring: Any time a scalpel is used, scars will be present. Usually, plastic surgeons are quite good at hiding these scars and facilitating healing, so the scars are mostly unnoticeable. However, there is always the chance the would will heal improperly, and that a large and noticeable scar will result. For patients who were hoping to divert attention away from the nose, this may diminish their enthusiasm for their results considerably.
  • Change in Sensations: The nose is an incredibly sensitive organ—and much of that sensitivity comes from the basic architecture of the nose itself. As a result, some patients of surgical rhinoplasty have reported a persistent numbness or pain in the nose after surgery, even after healing is complete. Some patients even report a change in their sense of smell and, therefore, their sense of taste. These complications are rare, but they do happen.
  • Possibility of Revision Surgery: Because rhinoplasty is a permanent procedure, if you’re unhappy with the results, surgery is the only way to change those results. This means that you’ll have to go through surgery again in order to finally get a nose you can be happy with. This can lead to many more surgeries, as it might become difficult to predict how your nose will heal in the face of those repeated procedures.

How Does Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Minimize Risks?

Because there are no scalpels or incisions involved, there are considerably fewer risks associated with non-surgical rhinoplasty than its surgical counterpart. Therefore, non-surgical rhinoplasty minimizes risks in the following ways:

  • Limited Risk of Infection: The injection sites for non-surgical rhinoplasty are incredibly small, due to the infinitesimal size of the needle. This means that your nose is at no more risk of infection than usual, and there are no open wounds or bandages to become infected. All needles are, of course, sterile, and great care is taken to ensure they cannot transmit any germs. Therefore, your risk of infection is greatly reduced.
  • Immediate Results and No Recovery: There is no healing, per se, involved with non-surgical procedures. There may be some bruising, but that should be mitigated within a couple of days of the procedure. You will also be able to see your final results immediately, as there will be no swelling that you’ll have to let abate.
  • Revision Rhinoplasty: Because non-surgical rhinoplasty can be performed with temporary fillers (many of which are also reversible), you will be able to tell instantly whether you are happy with your results. If you are not happy with those results, rhinoplasty experts Dr. Rivkin or Dr. Cohen are able to change the look of your nose immediately so that you’re happy with it.

A Safe Alternative to Surgery

Non-surgical rhinoplasty lets you achieve the change in the nose that you’re looking for without the need for surgery, and with fewer rhinoplasty risks than traditional surgery. If you’re concerned about infections, or in ensuring your nose’s sensitivity, or are sensitive to minimizing rhinoplasty risks, then you will likely want to pursue a non-surgical approach.

To get started on your non-surgical rhinoplasty in Los Angeles, contact Westside Aesthetics today.