Is a Nonsurgical Nose Job Right for You?
Nose shape and size are irrelevant on their own. It is cohesiveness that is needed for the nose to complement the face as a whole and vise versa. Because the nose is the central feature on the face, even small changes can have a profound impact on facial harmony. This is where a nonsurgical nose job can be beneficial. This brief treatment can achieve various subtle changes that help the nose fit well with other facial features.
What is non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is the surgical "nose job" that shapes the nose by modifying bone, cartilage, and skin. The results of this plastic surgery procedure are permanent and, in the ideal situation, achieves better facial harmony. While there are notable advantages of surgical rhinoplasty, not every person who would like to improve something about their nose is ready for surgery. Nonsurgical rhinoplasty provides a nice alternative.
Nonsurgical rhinoplasty is a treatment that improves nasal shape using dermal fillers. With detailed analysis, a trained physician can use fillers to subtly enhance the appearance of the nose for approximately one year.
How Fillers Can Reshape the Nose
Refining the Bridge
A denser filler may be ideal to correct the length of the nose, including the bony vault, radix, and dorsum. Patients with an asymmetrical bridge or minor bump on the bridge may achieve a straighter, smoother appearance instantly when dermal filler is introduced to particular areas of the bridge.
Improving the Lower Nose
The lower part of the nose, including the nostrils and tip, may affect overall appearance when misshapen in some way. For irregularities such as tip bifidity, a noticeable groove on the tip of the nose between the nostrils, a denser filler such as Juvederm may be ideal. Filler can also be inserted where the nostrils meet the upper lip or cheek to subtly enhance shape.
It Doesn't End with the Nose
Sometimes, it is not the nose that needs adjustment but another part of the face. For example, the nose may appear too large when the chin is weak or recessed. In this instance, the treating physician may recommend that fillers are used to enhance the jawline and chin rather than reshape the nose. Sometimes, the nose and a complimentary area such as the chin can be treated simultaneously to achieve more dramatic results.
Are You a Good Candidate?
If your nose is functionally healthy (you do not have breathing or snoring problems) and you would like to address a cosmetic concern, you may be an excellent candidate for nonsurgical rhinoplasty. The best way to fully address your nose is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Reichel in our Renton or Seattle office. To schedule your visit, call 206-859-5777.