Effect of Aging on nose
The aging nose loses fullness in the upper nose and between the eyebrows more than any other location. As this area atrophies, wrinkles form between the eyebrows and on the upper nose. As the upper nose shrinks, the remaining parts of the nose become relatively larger. Therefore the tip appears larger with the atrophy of the upper nose. As this happens, the tip may also appear to plunge.
What is a non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty surgeries often leave a nose with an “open roof.” With this common deformity, the cartilage and bony parts of the nose have been separated so that it looks like a long trough through which the septum can be felt or even seen through the thin skin of the nose. In addition, the cartilage or bone can become deformed in many ways after rhinoplasty. The skin of the nose in some patients is so thin that irregularities can be amazingly visible after nasal surgery.
Who is A Candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Patients who desire significant change of the nose shape and size, or who desire alteration of bone and cartilage structure, would not be good candidates for non-surgical rhinoplasty. If you are looking for a dramatic change, a permanent alteration of the nose, improvement in breathing, or a reduction in nose size, you would be better served by a traditional rhinoplasty. However, patients looking for a subtle change, such as smoothing out a bump, elevating the tip or filling in a depressed area could be considered good candidates for a non-surgical nose job. For the patient seeking a stronger nose, more definition to their nose, or a change in relative proportion of one part of the nose to another or to the rest of the face, non-surgical rhinoplasty with gel and fat injection is a useful tool.
Having performed some of the best non-surgical rhinoplasty available, Dr. Rasekhy is proficient in evaluating whether or not you are a good candidate for this procedure. By listening to your needs and desires and examining your facial features in detail, Dr. Rasekhi will determine the best route for your personal cosmetic needs.
Benefits of a Nonsurgical Nose Job
A nonsurgical nose job is better than a surgical one for many people because:
- It takes less than an hour—sometimes just 10 minutes!
- No recovery time
- No bruising
- No pain
- No surgical risks
- Much less expensive
- Results aren’t long lasting
- It’s reversible.]
Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Procedure
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a wonderful alternative available for patients interested in altering or enhancing the shape of their nose, without undergoing invasive surgery. The non-surgical nose job is a cosmetic procedure in which Dr. Rasekhi will inject gel into targeted areas of the nose. He alters and re-shapes a patient’s nose without invasive surgery. The procedure fills in depressed sections of the nose, elevating the angle of the tip or smoothing out the appearance of bumps on the bridge. This is a great option for patients who are looking for an improvement in their nose but are not yet ready for surgery. Though some patients may be concerned that the nose will look bigger once the gels are injected, not to worry—the procedure simply evens out the nose so irregularities or depressions are repaired.
A wide range of gels can be used during non‐surgical rhinoplasty, however the most commonly used are composed of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally present in the human body. It is found in the highest concentrations in fluids in the eyes and joints. Another benefit of hyaluronic acid is its compatibility with the human body. As it is already naturally occurring in the body, there is very little chance of rejection, making it a very safe and effective choice in non‐surgical rhinoplasty.
The nose is an area we usually don’t think about in terms of filling or enlarging. However, irregularities, bumps, scars and imperfections can be smoothed and reshaped with the addition of structural fat. Skin cancers of the nose are common, and treatment often leaves an unattractive defect and scarring. Fat can be placed to soften the scars and fill in the defect. Likewise, a bump on the nose can be disguised by placing fat above and below the area, and visible cartilage in the nasal tip from a bad “nose job” can be camouflaged. But fat injection into the nose is the most useful for rejuvenation and correcting nose deformities from previous nose operations. Fat grafted to the nose by the Coleman method does not feel like fat, but rather feels like skin, cartilage, bone or muscle, basically assuming the quality of the part of the nose into which it is placed.
A traditional nose job comes with a substantial recovery period, during which time you’re away from work and experiencing considerable bruising and swelling. With non-surgical rhinoplasty with gel and fat injection, there is no downtime and you can return to work the very next day. Though you may experience a little redness and some very light bruising and swelling, it will disappear within a week and won’t interfere with your daily activities.
The results of a non-surgical rhinoplasty are dramatic and immediate, and there is virtually no downtime associated with the procedure. This makes it the ideal, noninvasive alternative for patients who aren’t yet ready to commit to surgery, but still want to achieve a more attractive nose that better suits their face.