Commonly referred to as a “non-surgical rhinoplasty” or a “liquid rhinoplasty,” hyaluronic acid filler such as Restylane© products are often placed in the nose to achieve an aesthetic goal. However, this procedure is not appropriate for everyone and has specific limitations that people should be aware of.
What Can a Liquid Rhinoplasty Achieve?
Dr. Jeffrey Harmon
Placing Filler in the Nose Always Adds, Never Subtracts
Placing filler in the deep tissue of the nose is always additive by definition and never a reductive procedure. This limits what can be accomplished when compared with nose surgery (rhinoplasty), which can be customized to address a wide variety of major and minor aesthetic concerns.
The Treatment is Temporary
Placing filler is also temporary. Hyaluronic acid filler typically lasts approximately 1 to 1.5 years, though it can last for less or more time in some instances. As a result, this procedure requires ongoing maintenance treatments to maintain the same effect.
Little-to-No Down Time
It is, however, an in-office non-surgical procedure with little-to-no down time and no required anesthesia. Those are major benefits.
A Liquid Rhinoplasty Can Effectively Address Two Concerns About the Nose
Hyaluronic acid filler can be effective in improving a large, peaked nasal bridge by adding volume to the top of the bridge, thereby softening the curve of the nose. Filler can also be effective in creating the appearance of a lifted nasal tip in some individuals. However, a history of previous nose surgery (rhinoplasty) may preclude the placement of filler in the nasal tip due to concerns about the blood supply to the nasal tip after surgery.
Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon
A detailed understanding of the anatomy of the nose and potential pitfalls are essential when performing this non-surgical procedure. The procedure can provide beautiful results for many carefully selected individuals. However, the expertise of a facial plastic surgeon is essential when undergoing this treatment.
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