While many of us may have cosmetic concerns regarding the shape and overall appearances of our noses, not everyone wants the permanent solution offered by surgery. Often, a new contour to the nose can be achieved without any significant recovery time during a single visit to the Chow Center for Facial Plastic Surgery. The non-surgical rhinoplasty is a relatively recent development in the history of facial plastic surgery.
Although dermal fillers have been used to provide volume in the face for many years, starting with products such as bovine collagen, improved, longer lasting fillers have only become widely available for cosmetic use since the start of the new millennium. Even more recently, several of these same fillers have been used to provide an alternative solution for reshaping the nose. As this is a non-surgical procedure, there are no incisions of any kind. Instead, cosmetic fillers such as Radiesse, Juvederm, or Restylane are injected during an office visit. These can correct underdeveloped nasal bridges, unsightly bumps, and/or irregularities present on the nose.
Radiesse, which is primarily comprised of calcium hydroxyapatite, a material also present in bone and cartilage tissue, is a dermal filler which is ideal for reshaping the nose. Unsightly bumps, depressions, and irregularities can be hidden with the use of this multi-functional product.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can also be an advantage for those desiring nasal reshaping, as the nonsurgical rhinoplasty can be a “trial” period prior to the permanent results of surgical rhinoplasty. You can always see if you like the changes of not only your nose, but also the face as a whole, before committing to surgery.