In recent years, cosmetic surgery has seen a definite trend toward less invasive procedures. In fact, there have been many non-surgical alternatives offered in place of traditional surgical procedures, such as the liquid facelift and the Botox brow lift. This is true even of rhinoplasty where fillers are being used in the nose in place of surgery to reshape the nose and improve its appearance.
For those considering surgical or non-surgical rhinoplasty, it’s important to recognize that only surgical rhinoplasty can improve the appearance of the nose including the nasal balance and symmetry, correct structure nasal problems, and potentially improve breathing on a permanent basis. While non-surgical techniques using injectable soft tissue fillers can also improve the appearance of the nose, the results are not permanent and they are not a substitute for surgery.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty, also known as a non-surgical nose job, does have its advantages. Non-surgical techniques are generally quicker and more cost effective and they involve a shorter recover time. However, they are not for everyone and their appropriateness will depend on the results that are desired. Injectable fillers are most helpful for use in the nose when used to correct deformities caused by the removal of too much tissue or other complications resulting from a previous rhinoplasty surgery. Fillers are best reserved for minor deformities or irregularities, such as small depressions or asymmetries. They have also been used to disguise a hump or bump on the nose by placing filler in the surrounding area. Results are temporary and treatment must be repeated periodically in order to maintain the effect.
Some see non-surgical rhinoplasty as a way to preview or “try out” their potential results before committing to rhinoplasty surgery, but many experts warn against this. Fillers do result in scar tissue and can distort the soft tissues of the nose, making any future surgical procedures more difficult. This may also increase the risk of complications. Some fillers may also remain in the nose for a long time and this, too, can affect any future surgical rhinoplasty procedure.
Surgical rhinoplasty incorporates time-honored, proven techniques that provide predictable results over the long term. If you would like to improve the appearance of your nose, a consultation is the best way to determine whether non-surgical or surgical techniques can best help you to achieve your desired results. To learn more about rhinoplasty or to schedule a complimentary consultation with Dr. Mounsey, contact Revesse today. We are conveniently located in Toronto near Brampton, North York and Mississauga.