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Non Surgical Rhinoplasty vs. Traditional Rhinoplasty

Surgical vs. Non Surgical Nose Job? Which Should I Get?

Many patients wonder about the merits of Non Surgical Rhinoplasty vs. Traditional Rhinoplasty. Non Surgical Nose Job can be helpful in reshaping the nose using tissue fillers which can be injected directly into the skin of the nose such as Artefill, Restylane, and Radiesse. These fillers are safe and often used to correct facial wrinkles. The fillers Dr. Rivkin uses for non-surgical nose jobs are approved by the F.D.A and they are time-tested, effective and provide great results. Dr. Rivkin uses non-surgical rhinoplasty to reshape the nose and make it more beautiful and in harmony with the rest of the patient’s face. Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be performed as an outpatient procedure without the use of anesthesia. Non Surgical Rhinoplasty lasts up to two years and the procedure is not considered a permanent correction.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is perfect for patients who require quick and subtle changes. Dr. Rivkin uses the most modern techniques for non-surgical rhinoplasty and has developed unique techniques that allow him to correct the shape of his patients’ noses, especially if they have one of the following needs:

  • Patients who would like to reduce the appearance of bumps on their noses
  • Non-surgical rhinoplasty can be used to correct the nose of patients with hollowness, indentations or dents on their nose or those who have an asymmetric nose
  • This procedure can also provide good results to patients with flat nasal bridge and would like to create a bridge or enhance the original nose bridge

Correcting the Tip with Non Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedures

Noses with downward tips can be corrected by raising the nose tip using the non-surgical rhinoplasty. The procedure is also suitable for patients who already had a surgical rhinoplasty done, but are not satisfied with the present appearance of the nose. The non-surgical rhinoplasty became popular among patients who would like to correct imperfections that range from mild to moderate without undergoing a surgical operation. This technique is not suitable for everyone. For example, it cannot reduce the size of a huge nose or change nostrils that are narrow or wide.

Dr. Rivkin is an expert in raising droopy tip, correct the irregularities of the contour and making a crooked nose straighter. If you want to have a straight nasal bridge, the surgeon injects the nasal filler above and below the bump of your nose bridge. If you would like to have the nose tip raised, the surgeon will inject the necessary fillers onto the tip of the nose to achieve a raised tip.

Mitigating Swelling and Discomfort

If you are only interested in a procedure that produces the best possible results with minimum swelling or no swelling, many often consider a Non Surgical Rhinoplasty. This non invasive procedure can be completed within five to ten minutes which is not possible in the case of a surgical rhinoplasty. Non-surgical nose job is helpful in attaining a more pleasant shape for the nose as the procedure focuses on making small changes in certain areas of the nose. The major disadvantage of a non-surgical nose job is that the filler injections cannot reduce the length or width of the nose. Non-surgical rhinoplasty avoids all the risks associated with surgery and anesthesia.

Surgical Rhinoplasty

The Procedure

Surgical rhinoplasty is a cosmetic procedure used for the reconstructing, enhancing or correcting the shape of the nose. Surgical rhinoplasty can also include the correction of respiratory blocks, congenital defects and failed rhinoplasty procedures. Surgical rhinoplasty can be done using two methods, closed or open. In open rhinoplasty, the surgeon will create small and irregular incision on the columella so that the surgeon can access the nasal tissue easily and quickly. In a closed procedure, the surgeon creates the incision inside the nose and never cuts the columella to correct the shape of the nose.

Surgical Rhinoplasty Recovery

After a surgical rhinoplasty, you have to use the help of another person in order to go back home. Surgical Rhinoplasty Results and Risks

One week after surgery, the external cast will be removed and if internal stents are still in place, they will also need to be removed (up to two weeks following the surgery date). Bruises can last for two weeks. Some of the common risks of a surgical rhinoplasty include bruising, blood clots, infections and swelling. Adhesions may occur after the surgery resulting in nasal obstruction which makes normal breathing quite difficult. Septal perforation due to the surgery can cause crusting, difficulty in breathing, whistling while breathing and chronic bleeding. If additional amount of underlying structure of the nose is removed mistakenly, it will result in deformity of the nose.

The Alternative: Non Surgical Rhinoplasty

There are definitely benefits of non surgical nose job procedures. Non-surgical rhinoplasty does not affect normal nasal breathing as it is performed by injecting the filler into the outer layers of the nose’s skin. A non-surgical procedure is more accurate than surgical rhinoplasty in many cases. Patients will be awake all the time while undergoing a non-surgical rhinoplasty whereas in the case of a surgical rhinoplasty, patients will be unconscious during the procedure due to the anesthesia. In a non-surgical nose job, the patient will be holding a mirror and he/she will be controlling the results of the procedure.

Non-surgical rhinoplasty does not cause nasal bleeding or swelling and has no complications or long term scarring. Most of the patients can return to work immediately after the non-surgical procedure and immediate results can be expected. The cost of a non-surgical is often a fraction of a surgical rhinoplasty. Normally, only one treatment is required to correct the shape of your nose using a non-surgical rhinoplasty.