Are you ready to change the appearance of your nose… but without surgery? A non-surgical nose job may be a great choice, and it’s starting to become one of the most common cosmetic procedures in the US.
Non-surgical rhinoplasty (also known as liquid rhinoplasty, liquid nose job, or the 15-minute nose job) changes the shape of your nose without invasive surgery or long recovery times.
What is a 15-Minute Nose Job?
The non-surgical ‘15-minute nose job’ is a temporary adjustment where surgeons use dermal filler to alter the shape of your nose. The process generally takes 15 minutes and remains for an average of six to 12 months—although there are some who still see results for up to two years.
Common reasons for a 15-minute nose job are smoothing permanent bumps on the nose, making the tip of the nose more defined, or straightening the nose. The method uses a gel-like injectable filler under the skin to temporarily change the structure, creating smoother lines and/or volume where desired.
Most procedures use hyaluronic acid fillers, sometimes combined with a neurotoxin like Botox. While it can be repeated as desired when the effects wear off, it’s not advisable to do repeat procedures if you’re considering surgery as a permanent solution down the road. And if you are considering surgery, a non-surgical nose job can give you an idea of what surgery will accomplish.
How to Get a Non-Surgical Nose Job
The first step is finding an injector that has experience in non surgical nose jobs. During the consultation, they should answer all your questions and be clear about the results you can expect and the recovery time. They should also warn you about potential side effects which may include temporary bruising and swelling, a wavy/overfilled look, and filler migration to other areas of the nose.
When it’s time for the procedure, you’ll receive a topical anesthetic on and around your nose. Once the area is numb, the surgeon will inject the filler in the areas you want changed. It’s common to feel a slight pinching sensation and pressure while this is happening.
The procedure is done in outpatient care, and you can continue with your day afterward.
What’s the Final Result?
Results are immediate outside of light swelling, you’ll notice the difference immediately if treated by a skilled provider. By this time, any redness and bruising should be gone, and you’ll see your ‘new’ nose when you look in the mirror! Most results last about six months, and you can repeat the procedure based on your provider’s recommendation.
On the off chance that you really don’t like the final result, your surgeon can reverse a non-surgical nose job by injecting an enzyme that dissolves the filler—provided the filler is hyaluronic acid.
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