Nose reshaping, or rhinoplasty, is among the top five most popular plastic surgeries in the United States. The surgical procedure addresses functional and/or cosmetic problems with the internal and external nasal tissues, bone, and cartilage. However, people with external concerns with their nose shape may achieve their cosmetic goals with a non-surgical rhinoplasty (liquid rhinoplasty). Dr. Foglietti and Dr. Fostyk are board-certified plastic surgeons who can alter your nose with rhinoplasty or non-surgical nose reshaping with injectables.
What Is Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Rhinoplasty is still the gold standard for addressing structural concerns and a deviated septum. Liquid rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to alter the nose shape for patients with isolated deformities, such as slight asymmetry or a hump. Non-surgical nose reshaping provides temporary results and requires no downtime. However, these injectables add volume and can’t make the nose appear smaller. Nose reduction will still require traditional rhinoplasty surgery.
Also called the non-surgical nose job, liquid rhinoplasty can:
- Add volume to a small nose.
- Reshape or enhance the nasal tip.
- Straighten a mildly crooked nose.
- Provide balance with the rest of your facial features.
- Test out certain modifications on the nose.
While liquid rhinoplasty is an effective way to alter your nose, traditional rhinoplasty is the only way to achieve dramatic, long-lasting results.
Why Choose Liquid Rhinoplasty?
Liquid rhinoplasty offers instant results for people with minor concerns. The cost of dermal fillers for the procedure is lower than invasive nose surgery, so patients on a budget may wish to go this route first. Men and women unsure about surgical rhinoplasty may “test” their results with liquid rhinoplasty before choosing permanent alterations with nose surgery. Rhinoplasty requires bruising, swelling, and a recovery period, whereas liquid rhinoplasty allows you to return to your normal activities immediately (within reason) with minimal side effects.
How Does Liquid Rhinoplasty Work?
Liquid rhinoplasty adds volume to areas of the nose and surrounding tissues to address your cosmetic concerns. The process starts with a consultation at Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery to determine if non-surgical nose reshaping is an option for you. The procedure provides immediate but temporary results for people not interested in or not ready for plastic surgery.
One of our plastic surgeons applies a topical anesthetic to numb the skin before injecting fillers into the targeted areas. Juvéderm hyaluronic acid injectables can fill out the tissues by adding volume. These gels can also smooth surrounding wrinkles, such as nasolabial folds. The entire procedure typically takes about 45 minutes with no incisions or scarring. Your results may last up to six months or longer before maintenance treatment is necessary.
Why You Need a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon for Liquid Rhinoplasty
The nose contains complicated structures with intricate arteries and veins that connect to your eyes. Only a qualified medical professional, such as a board-certified plastic surgeon, should perform liquid rhinoplasty. These physicians have a thorough understanding of the nasal anatomy. In inexperienced or untrained hands, patients are at risk for skin necrosis, infections, vision loss, blurred vision, and other complications.
Liquid rhinoplasty is a safe treatment option when you choose a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Foglietti or Dr. Fostyk.