Rhinoplasty is one of the more popular cosmetic surgeries worldwide with over 250,000 procedures performed in the US alone last year.
During a rhinoplasty procedure, the bone (and cartilage) of the nose is sculpted to meet a patient’s goal and expectation. Also known as a “nose job”, the procedure allows patients who are not satisfied with their nose shape (such as individuals who want nose jobs for small noses) and size to sculpt it for cosmetic reasons.
Nose jobs are also not just for cosmetic reasons; it can also correct natural defects as well as helping patients who have issues with breathing. These reasons are why rhinoplasty is rising in popularity year by year.
In our guide today, we’ll cover the basic facts and information for you to learn more about rhinoplasty.
Understanding if nose reshaping is an option for you
The most important thing to know before your nose reshaping surgery is to find out if you are a good candidate for it or not. If these are issues that you are facing your life, nose reshaping may be an option for you.
Note: While knowing the basic requirements is a good way to know if rhinoplasty is an option for you, the best decision is always to have a consultation with your doctor.
- Your nose is too large or too small (too flared or too pinched)
- Your nose looks out of sync (does not fit) with the shape and size of your face
- Your nose is shaped differently, misaligned, or deformed due to birth defects or injuries
- You have problems with breathing properly due to your nose structure e.g a deviated septum
- You would like to have a better-looking nose e.g a sharper nose
If you are looking for nose jobs to fix issues with your breathing or bone structure due to defects and injuries, reconstructive plastic surgery is a more suitable option compared to cosmetic surgery.
If you are looking for improvements in your appearance and overall aesthetics of your nose, you may consider cosmetic procedures such as a non-surgical nose reshaping surgery to achieve that.
Understanding the expectations and goals of your surgery
You should have healthy expectations for your nose reshaping surgery. What works for one patient may not work for you; it’s unrealistic to ask your surgeon for a nose that is exactly the same with your favourite actor or singer.
The best way to set a realistic goal for yourself is to have a few discussions with your surgeon. Your surgeon will let you know about the expected results of the surgery as well as recommendations that sometimes turn out better than your initial expectations.
Your surgeon may also recommend other cosmetic procedures to balance out your facial profile; that is optional, however.
Non-surgical nose reshaping surgery can help to achieve:
- Narrowing the bridge of your nose
- Changing the shape of your nostrils
- Straighten a crooked or asymmetrical nose
- Reshape the tip of their noses
- Alter the angle of your nose
- To balance the profile of your nose in comparison with your facial features
- To refine the shape and size of your nose following surgical rhinoplasty
What are the benefits of non-surgical nose reshaping surgery?
Traditional rhinoplasty requires several cuts and incisions on your nose to change its shape and size.
While the safety of modern cosmetic surgery has improved drastically over the past decade, some individuals may not like the idea of undergoing surgery due to personal reasons.
Non-surgical nose reshaping surgery presents an option for individuals who want a safe and non-invasive alternative to traditional nose surgery; this procedure uses dermal filler injections to change the shape and size of your nose.
Dermal fillers are natural complex sugars that are injected into the skin to help in facial wrinkles as well as giving volume to the skin. It is naturally made from a sugar molecule that is present in the second layer of your skin (the dermis).
Dermal fillers are usually used to improve wrinkles and restore volume to areas affected by aging. The fillers add volume to the skin by attracting water to the area where it is injected.
This same technique can be applied to the reshaping of the nose. Some of the benefits of non-surgical nose reshaping includes:
- Extremely safe due to the absence of incisions and cuts on your nose during the surgery
- Very versatile which means that your nose can be reshaped effectively without the risks of surgery
- You only need topical anesthetic (for pain relief) to undergo the procedure
- The procedure only takes ~30 minutes to finish
- The results of the procedure is seen immediately
Aside from the advantages mentioned above, the recovery time for non-surgical nose reshaping patients is also quick; you don’t need to spend a day at the hospital as approximately 48 hours is all it takes for your nose to recover from the procedure.
Your nose will be sensitive for a couple of days or up to 2 weeks but you’ll be able to go back to your daily routine in less than a day. The results of the procedure will last from 12-24 months which varies from patient to patient.
It is recommended to pay a visit to your surgeon 6-12 months after your procedure to check on your nose. Even if you think everything is fine, it doesn’t hurt to double-check that your dermal fillers are in good condition.
The cost of non-surgical nose reshaping surgery
The cost of non-surgical rhinoplasty differs based on your expected results and procedure. You should expect to spend about $850-$1,200 AUD for the whole procedure.
Once again, the best way to get an accurate estimate of your procedure is to ask your surgeon directly.
The cost of your surgery would largely depend on:
- Your surgeon’s experience
- The clinic’s facilities and technology
- The location of your surgeon’s clinic
If you’d like to know more about the non-surgical nose reshaping, we have an information page over at our main website that details everything you need to know about it.
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