Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Alternatives
Patients often assume they need to undergo a surgical procedure in order to change the appearance of their nose. While a traditional rhinoplasty may be necessary to achieve certain goals, other simpler goals can be achieved without undergoing surgery. Non-surgical rhinoplasty alternatives performed at our Darien, CT, practice can make a significant difference in the overall aesthetics of your face, with minimal downtime and no need to take time off from work. For patients who want to address small issues such as unevenness, or patients who have been left with small imperfections after an injury or previous surgery, Dr. Fredric Newman can recommend a non-surgical alternative to rhinoplasty using injectable dermal fillers.
About Non-Surgical Treatment
Using dermal fillers to complement your facial features and create a more balanced look can be an effective alternative to surgical rhinoplasty treatment. Non-surgical rhinoplasty alternatives give patients the option to reshape the nose using hyaluronic acid fillers or collagen-stimulating fillers. Many patients who want subtle adjustments can benefit from this option because it is a simple procedure that takes less than an hour and provides virtually instant results.
Dermal Fillers and Their Uses
Dr. Newman offers various injectable skin treatments to reduce the signs of aging, increase volume, and enhance your appearance. We offer several dermal fillers that can be used to effectively improve the contours your nose. We offer three different fillers to enhance nasal contours:
- Radiesse® is made of an organic compound mixed with a water-based gel.
- JUVÉDERM® offers a line of fillers made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that naturally occurs in the body and contributes to youthful volume.
- Sculptra® Aesthetic, which is composed of poly-L-lactic acid, can help promote collagen production.
Dr. Newman will help you choose the best option for your needs based on a discussion of your goals and an assessment of the state of your nose.
How are Dermal Fillers Used to Shape the Nose?
Non-surgical treatment cannot reduce the size of the nose or correct functional issues, but can be very effective in improving the shape and contours of the nose. Many patients may believe that the nose will look bigger if injected with fillers, but are often surprised to find that an even, more symmetrical nose enhanced with injectables can actually appear smaller, complementing your other features. Dr. Newman is able to meticulously alter specific areas of the nose to create desired results. Fillers can:
- Build up a flat or low nasal bridge
- Reshape a crooked tip
- Fill a depressed area
- Improve nostril size
- Conceal the effects of injuries to the nose
- Redress unsatisfactory results from a previous rhinoplasty procedure
Patients should bear in mind that using facial fillers is only a temporary solution. A traditional rhinoplasty is often a better recommendation for those clients who want a dramatic, permanent change to the nasal contours and size. Depending on your facial features, Dr. Newman may also recommend ethnic rhinoplasty to achieve your aesthetic goals. You can depend on Dr. Newman to conduct a careful analysis of your nose, the underlying nasal structure, and your goals in order to determine which treatment will truly offer you the greatest benefits.
Benefits of Noninvasive Alternatives to Rhinoplasty
There are several benefits of using dermal fillers for nasal contouring. Since this method uses injections, significant cosmetic improvements can be achieved with little to no pain. A non-surgical nasal enhancement avoids the risks of surgery, and patients do not have to wait for long periods to see the results or fully recover. Because the results are not permanent, you can safely undergo retreatment that allows you to enhance your features as you age.
Patients can generally return to work the day after treatment and can see the results immediately.
The procedure for non-invasive nose refinement is performed in our office after Dr. Newman has taken detailed and precise measurements of your nose. He will discuss the areas you wish to address and how best to achieve your goals. After applying a topical anesthetic to maintain your comfort, Dr. Newman will inject the filler in small amounts, targeting precise areas to achieve the results you want.
Patients can generally see results immediately, with more specific refinements becoming apparent after a week to two weeks. Because swelling and bruising are rare and typically only minor, most patients can return to work the day after treatment. We advise patients to avoid heavy eyewear for two weeks following the procedure to allow the filler to integrate with your skin. Results usually last about a year, which gives you the freedom to make appropriate alterations to your nose as your face changes with time, and to retain a natural look.
Choose One of America's Top Plastic Surgeons
Though the non-surgical alternative to rhinoplasty is a straightforward and relatively quick procedure, the actual injections require the practiced hands of an expert plastic surgeon to create the best results. Dr. Newman was among one of the first doctors to offer collagen injection treatments in the United States, and has trained colleagues in the use of injectable skin treatments. Patients can be confident because they are under the care of one of The Top Plastic Surgeons in America as featured in Castle Connolly’s guide to America’s Top Doctors®. Dr. Newman can ensure your treatment at our advanced plastic surgery center is comfortable, and that it results in valuable long-term benefits.
Explore Non-Invasive Alternatives
If you want to make subtle improvements to your nose, or want to achieve a symmetrical nose without undergoing surgery, non-surgical alternatives to rhinoplasty may be suitable for you. Contact us to schedule a consultation in which you can learn more about the use of dermal fillers to enhance your nose.