If you’ve ever felt unhappy with the size or shape of your nose, you may have considered surgical rhinoplasty.
This procedure is a serious one, involving being put under, undergoing incisions, and going through an extensive recovery. While the outcome is completely worth it for many patients, many other patients don’t actually need this serious surgery to achieve their desired results. In fact, there is a far better solution for a wide range of rhinoplasty patients. It’s called nonsurgical rhinoplasty or liquid rhinoplasty.
The following guide will provide all of the basic information you need for understanding nonsurgical rhinoplasty, including what the procedure involves, what your options are, who the best candidates are, and what to expect during the procedure.
What Is Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a procedure that involves changing the size or shape of your nose with dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are a type of injectable that are usually made of a substance called hyaluronic acid or HA. Hyaluronic acid acts as a plumper or a volume enhancer. It is used in many injectable procedures. For example, it can be used on the chin to create a different jaw line or even on the hands to provide a plumper, more youthful appearance. It is often used on the cheeks and elsewhere on the face to the reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and add volume and the glow of youth to the face as well.
When it comes to nonsurgical rhinoplasty or liquid rhinoplasty, dermal fillers are injected at strategic points on and around the nose in order to achieve the patient’s aesthetic goals. For example, let’s say that a patient has a large ridge across the bridge of their nose that they would like to reduce the appearance of. Often, what Dr. Mohan will do in this case is add some dermal filler below and above the ridge. This smooths out the ridge and creates a more aesthetically appealing appearance.
Keep in mind that nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not for everyone. If you have a nose on the larger side that you would like to reduce the overall size of, you may need to go the traditional route and use surgical rhinoplasty.
Who Is a Candidate for Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty?
Again, the best candidates for nonsurgical rhinoplasty are those who want to make small changes to the size or shape of their nose. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not for those who want to slim or reduce the overall size of their nose because essentially, liquid rhinoplasty can only add and augment the nose’s appearance.
Furthermore, if you have functional issues (such as breathing problems from a deviated septum) that you would like to improve with rhinoplasty, nonsurgical rhinoplasty is not for you. Functional nasal issues can only be amended with surgical rhinoplasty.
While the consultation process is important for any type of cosmetic procedure, it is extremely important for rhinoplasty. That’s because there are a wide array of issues that may present themselves when it comes to rhinoplasty. From functional to aesthetic, size to shape, width to length, patients can present with a long list of problems that they would like to fix.
Furthermore, rhinoplasty is one of the most intricate and challenging cosmetic procedures. This goes more for the surgical end of things, but it also requires an extremely skilled hand to successfully complete a liquid rhinoplasty procedure.
At your consultation appointment, therefore, it’s important that you provide specific details about what you are looking for in your final results. Bring pictures, cutouts from magazines, or printouts from the Internet that can help you explain to Dr. Mohan what you are looking for.
Of course, you must be medically cleared for this procedure as well. Dr. Mohan will want to hear about your medical history and ensure that you are a quality candidate.
The nonsurgical rhinoplasty procedure will be carried out much like any other dermal filler procedure. Most often, it will take between twenty minutes to an hour, and the pain and discomfort will be minimal. Many individuals like to get other fillers or injections like Botox at the same time. Generally, patients say they feel slight pressure or a bit of pinching while the injections are being made.
One thing to keep in mind about this procedure is that is not permanent. You will need to return several times throughout the year in order to keep up your results. This is not a problem for some patients. But for others who want longer-lasting results, surgical rhinoplasty is the best solution.
Dallas Nonsurgical Rhinoplasty Consultation
If you have been thinking about rhinoplasty but aren’t sure that you want to commit to the full surgical procedure, nonsurgical rhinoplasty may be right for you. Once you make this decision, you naturally need to choose the best plastic surgeon for the procedure. This is one of the most important choices in the entire process and one that you’ll want to take your time making.
With his extensive experience and noted expertise, Dr. Raja Mohan is an obvious candidate. His patients note his comforting, warm presence and skilled hands. His credentials alone speak for themselves.
If you want to discover more about nonsurgical or liquid rhinoplasty and what this procedure may be able to do for you, contact us today by calling (469) 301-1725 to book your Dallas rhinoplasty consultation appointment with Dr. Mohan. He is a leading board-certified plastic surgeon serving the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area and probably operates throughout the regions of Dallas, Frisco, Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Arlington, Irving, and Plano.