While rhinoplasty is one of the most sought after procedures in plastic surgery, not everyone is ready for the emotional, physical, and financial commitment surgical rhinoplasty commands. Additionally, invasive surgery may not be necessary to achieve a patient’s goals or needs. Thanks to the advancements of non-surgical techniques, qualifying patients may now have the ability to choose non-surgical rhinoplasty (also referred to as a liquid rhinoplasty). This technique is used to correct nasal irregularities, enhance symmetry, and improve the natural appearance of the nose.
As a specialist in facial surgery, Dr. Haena Kim is an expert in the application of dermal fillers for non-surgical rhinoplasty. Dr. Kim uses her years of professional experience with the nose and facial features to give each patient the successful and natural results they deserve.
What Are the Benefits of Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?
Minor Adjustments for Major Results
Patients who receive non-surgical rhinoplasty find that dermal fillers can be used conservatively, ensuring that their nose’s minor irregularities or asymmetry aren’t overcorrected. In this way, non-surgical rhinoplasty can be a beneficial option for patients who experience isolated abnormalities or who wish to maintain the main characteristics of their nose with slight adjustments.
Convenient Nasal Solutions
Non-surgical rhinoplasty not only refines the attractiveness of the nose but does so more conveniently than traditional rhinoplasty. Patients can uncover their natural attractiveness with fast and efficient dermal filler injections, significantly decreasing the invasiveness, pain, and overall downtime of rhinoplasty without sacrificing visible improvements to the appearance of the nose.
Dr. Kim works closely with patients to understand their relationship with the aesthetics of their nose. In doing so, this allows for the dermal filler application to be even more precise. A personalized approach to non-surgical injections ensures that cosmetic goals aren’t just achieved but matched perfectly with a patient’s face and ethnic background.
How Is Non-surgical Rhinoplasty Performed?
Step 1: Consultation
Dr. Kim provides a safe environment to discuss your concerns regarding your nose shape and the adjustments you would like to make. During your initial consultation, Dr. Kim will create an open and transparent dialogue regarding your nasal cosmetic goals. If your goals are minimal to mild, you may be a better candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty than surgical rhinoplasty.
Step 2: Procedure
Once a topical anesthetic has been applied to the targeted area, Dr. Kim will use a thin needle or cannula to inject a small amount of filler into the areas of the nose that need correction. Your treatment will take only minutes to complete.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty uses dermal fillers to disguise humps, subtly lift the angle of the nose, correct previous rhinoplasty errors, add definition to the nasal bridge, and more.
Because the procedure uses hyaluronic acid fillers, your skin will also look healthier and brighter due to the natural hydration each formula provides.
What Are Common Concerns After Non-surgical Rhinoplasty?
One of the most significant benefits of non-surgical techniques is their need for virtually zero downtime or recovery. Despite minor swelling or redness, patients are free to return to work or their daily activities.
Thanks to the thin needle or cannula used in non-surgical rhinoplasty, no scarring or long-lasting blemishes will be visible.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty costs will vary based on the amount and type of correction required to address the concern. This will vary from patient to patient depending on their cosmetic goals and can only be determined with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Kim.
Patients should take into account that non-surgical rhinoplasty is usually done in sessions to maximize the results.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty is a near-painless procedure, with most patients only experiencing seconds of minor discomfort or pain during the initial injection. In some cases, a topical anesthetic is applied.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Am I a good candidate for non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty can benefit patients who are in overall good health, have refrained from smoking or drinking alcohol in the past two weeks, and have realistic expectations when it comes to the extent to which dermal fillers can correct and reshape the nose.
Additionally, if you’ve already received a traditional rhinoplasty from another surgeon but are unhappy with your results, non-surgical rhinoplasty may provide adequate correction without the necessary invasiveness required of revision surgical methods. If you are unsatisfied with the extent of the corrections and feel that you require more involved treatment, Dr. Kim may suggest rhinoplasty revision surgery.
Q. When will I see the final results of my non-surgical rhinoplasty?
It can take just two weeks to see the success of your non-surgical rhinoplasty. Minor swelling should resolve within this time, and the product used in your dermal filler injections will have settled.
Q. What are the common mistakes made in non-surgical rhinoplasty?
Less experienced surgeons, cosmetic doctors, or aesthetic specialists may use an inconsistent amount of product when addressing the nose. This may create an enlargement to the nose that is visible due to overcorrection or over-application.
Dr. Kim believes that surgeons and aestheticians must prioritize conservative approaches to non-surgical injectables, as professionals can always apply more later once the face has become acclimated to the product. Ignoring important discipline when it comes to the amount of product applied can create unnatural and displeasing results. Dr. Haena Kim has devoted her expertise to finding the perfect balance of application, prioritizing her patients’ natural beauty and characters.
Q. What if I am not happy with my non-surgical rhinoplasty results?
For those who are unhappy with their non-surgical rhinoplasty results, the product can be dissolved with a second appointment with Dr. Kim. Dermal fillers are temporary by nature and will dissolve naturally over several months. If a patient does not wish to undergo repeated injectable treatments, they may be suggested to take the next step and consider traditional rhinoplasty.
Q. Will non-surgical rhinoplasty improve my breathing?
Unfortunately, if you are having trouble breathing due to a functional concern like a deviated septum, non-surgical rhinoplasty will not be able to provide relief. Dr. Kim offers septoplasty surgery to straighten and correct the septum that separates the nostrils. This technique clears your airway for improved breathing.