Your nose is one of your most visible features, so if you don’t love how it looks, it may impact how you feel about the rest of your face. Until now, nose surgery, also known as rhinoplasty, was the only effective way to change your nose. At SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery in Metairie, LA, we want to introduce you to a non-surgical treatment called liquid rhinoplasty. This treatment can transform your nose without any downtime and delivers immediate results.
How Does Liquid Rhinoplasty Work?
Liquid rhinoplasty is also known as a non-surgical nose job. It uses cosmetic injectables, specifically dermal Fillers, to transform the appearance of the nose. Injections into some specific and strategic areas of the nose can help address imperfections that would otherwise require surgical techniques to address.
Injectables are administered into the nose to fill and add volume to certain areas, smooth bumps, dents, humps, and transform the nose to make it appear more aesthetically pleasing and proportional to the rest of the face.
Using Cosmetic Injectables To Transform the Nose
Cosmetic injectables like dermal fillers are typically designed to fill wrinkles and smooth lines on different areas of the face. However, in the same way that they can be injected into the lips to augment the area and increase volume, so too can they be injected into different areas of the nose to create a more aesthetically pleasing shape.
Hyaluronic-Acid Based Dermal Fillers
The dermal fillers used during this treatment contain a gel form of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that your body produces naturally to help your skin stay youthful and voluminous. By replicating this substance and making it a near match to what the body produces naturally, dermal filler producers have designed filler formulations that are accepted by the body and can deliver some incredible results.
And now, they can be used to help address the appearance and any imperfections on the nose. While these fillers do only deliver temporary results, those results will last up to two years post-treatment. Follow-up treatments are quick, simple, and can help you maintain a consistent appearance long-term.
What Happens During the Treatment Process?
This treatment process begins with a consultation. Everyone has different imperfections and concerns so when it comes to addressing the appearance of the nose, know that this is not a one-size-fits-all approach involved in this treatment process. It first requires an initial consultation with one of our experienced specialists who will evaluate your nose in person.
We will perform a physical examination of your nose during this consultation and ask some specific questions to learn more about your medical history and discuss your goals. Once we confirm that this treatment is the best option to help you meet your goals, we can design your treatment plan.
Preparing for Your Treatment
One of the benefits of liquid rhinoplasty is that the treatment process is quick and completely non-surgical. You won’t have to follow any pre-surgery instructions before your appointment, but we may ask you to avoid blood-thinning supplements and medications including fish oil, vitamin E, Aleve, aspirin, and ibuprofen medication like Motrin and Advil.
If you develop any sort of skin issue or infection in the planned treatment area, let us know so that we can reschedule your treatment once it has healed.
The Treatment Process
If you have ever undergone a treatment that used dermal fillers to address different areas of your face to correct volume loss or wrinkles, this treatment process will be very similar. First, an injector will cleanse the treatment area to sanitize your skin and then apply a topical numbing solution to your nose so that you can maintain comfort throughout the entire ready of the treatment.
Once the nose is numb, we will choose a specific dermal filler to address your specific concerns. Your injector will administer the filler into some strategic areas of your nose to address your specific concerns with a very final needle. The injections will be quick and painless. Your results will be immediate, and you’ll be able to enjoy your new and improved nose as soon as your appointment is over.
Once your treatment is complete, you can resume your normal daily activities, but we will ask you to avoid strenuous workouts for 24 hours post-treatment as well as other anti-aging facial treatments that could affect your results, including microdermabrasion and microneedling treatments or any other treatments that could affect the fillers as they settled within your nose.
What Kind of Results Can I Expect?
Once you undergo this treatment, you’ll experience immediate results, but it may take a few days to see the final results of your treatment. You can expect your results to last anywhere from nine months to two years based on the specific product used during the treatment session. We can provide you with a better idea of how long you can expect to enjoy your results during your consultation when we choose the right dermal filler to address your concerns.
Will My Results Be Noticeable?
Your results will be noticeable. Immediately following your treatment, you will notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your nose. Your friends and family may comment on the vast improvements in your appearance, and you’ll be able to live free of the imperfections that have defined your nose for most of your life.
A Treatment Process You Can Trust
Know that our injectors take pride in the fact that they can help meet the needs of different patients but also create natural-looking results. You can rest assured that we will design the right treatment plan for you that helps you achieve subtle and natural-looking improvements in your nose. We will use fillers that will help you maintain the integrity of your appearance and improve your nose’s appearance.
The end goal of treatment with cosmetic injectables is never to look like a completely different person but instead to enhance the features that you have to create the most aesthetically pleasing appearance.
What Can Liquid Rhinoplasty Treat?
Liquid rhinoplasty can address different imperfections on the nose. It can improve the appearance of the tip of the nose, address bumps that form on the bridge of the nose, dents, or issues like asymmetry. This treatment can enhance the shape and proportions of the nose to make it more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing.
What It Can’t Treat
Before considering this treatment, it is important to know that there are some concerns that liquid rhinoplasty cannot address. This treatment will not and cannot decrease the size of your nose.
Additionally, it cannot reduce the size of the tip, width, or base of your nose. It cannot change the proportions of the bridge of your nose or address functional concerns like the inability to breathe due to sinus issues. Such concerns must be treated with a surgical procedure like rhinoplasty.
Who Is the Best Treatment Candidate?
Many patients who don’t qualify for surgical rhinoplasty make good candidates for liquid rhinoplasty. Additionally, those who don’t want to commit to a surgical procedure to address the appearance of their noses may make good candidates for this treatment. The best candidates are patients who are over the age of 21, are non-smokers, and are in good physical health.
The Importance of Realistic Expectations
Additionally, it’s important that patients have realistic expectations regarding this treatment regarding what it can and cannot do. It will help transform the appearance of your nose, but your results will only be temporary. To maintain the most consistent results, you must schedule follow-up treatment as soon as you start to notice a change in the appearance of your nose.
As your body metabolizes the ingredients in the filler, your results will begin to fade. This typically occurs towards the end of that two-year period, but a follow-up treatment will quickly restore your desired appearance. Pregnant or nursing women are typically ineligible for treatment until they are cleared by their primary care physician.
If you live in the New Orleans area and are not ready to schedule rhinoplasty to address the appearance of your nose, that’s completely ok. You have options, and thanks to our effective dermal fillers, there’s a non-surgical way to make your nose more aesthetically pleasing. Contact us today at SANDS Aesthetics + Plastic Surgery in Metairie, LA, to learn more about this treatment and to set up an initial consultation to find out if it’s the right choice for you.