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Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty

Non-Surgical Nose Job in St. Petersburg & Clearwater

What is Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?

The non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure uses injectable fillers instead of surgery to alter the shape of the nose. This procedure involves filling the depressed areas of the nose, lifting the nasal tip and/or smoothing out bumps on the nose’s bridge. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is considered a cosmetic procedure, and as such is not used to correct nasal breathing difficulties and other functional problems of the nasal structure.

As one of the face’s main features, the nose is an important element that can contribute to a well-balanced, aesthetically pleasing look. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is an effective, non-surgical alternative for patients who wish to create a more balanced-looking face by changing the nose’s shape, but who don’t wish to undergo an invasive surgery. Although mainly used for cosmetic enhancement, non-surgical rhinoplasty can also be used to treat certain birth defects. And since the procedure is minimally invasive, there is significantly less bruising and swelling than traditional rhinoplasty. Non-surgical rhinoplasty, though it cannot be used to reduce nose size, can give the nose a straighter look, which often makes it appear smaller as well. The procedure is most frequently used to increase nose height and provide more definition to the nasal bridge and other areas.

The non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure uses injectable fillers for the following:

  • Fix a flat nasal bridge (or depressed dorsum)
  • Add to the nasal tip
  • Correct a retracted columella (when the skin between the nostrils appears “pulled in”)
  • Reduce nostril size
  • Enhance the nasal spine
  • Correct a “saddle nose” deformity (caused by previous rhinoplasty surgery)
  • Treat traumatic injuries to the nose

Is it right for me?

Because the nose is the anchor-feature of the face, an aesthetically proportionate nose balances the physiognomic features of a person. Non-surgical correction is considered for patients with a treatment-suitable aesthetic defect, or a defect resulting from a surgical rhinoplasty (either primary or secondary). Although the procedure is usually performed for aesthetic purposes, it can also be used to correct some birth defects. Because the procedure is not invasive, bruising and swelling are minimal. The procedure is not meant to decrease nose size, although it can make the nose appear smaller by making it look straighter. It is frequently used to increase the height and definition of the nasal bridge, as well as augmenting other precisely defined areas of the nose.

The procedure is not used to correct functional defects. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is used by patients of all ethnicities. The filler-injection technique allows for:

  • the augmentation of a flat nasal bridge (depressed dorsum)
  • the added projection of the nasal tip
  • correction of retracted columella (nasal septum)
  • small reduction of nostril size
  • the perceptual diminution of a nasal hump
  • filling a nasal sidewall depression
  • enhancing a retracted anterior nasal spine
  • the enhancement of a retracted maxilla lateral to the pyriform (pear-shaped)aperture to displace the anterior plane
  • the elevation of a saddle nose deformity caused by a failed primary rhinoplasty
  • traumatic injury

As with other cosmetic procedures, possible complications of the procedure can include infection, hematoma, discomfort, anatomic asymmetry, or foreign body reaction (called granulomas). Granulomas are extremely rare, and are most seen with impure silicone and some of the early non-modern versions of methyl-methacrylate.