For as long as I can remember, a surgical nose job was the only option for individuals who were unhappy with the look of their nose. A surgical nose job, also called rhinoplasty, is a very high impact procedure that comes with several concerns. Besides getting put under anaesthesia which can be dangerous in itself, a surgeon literally has to cut your nose open and hammer the cartilage into shape. The room for error is huge, and the results are permanent. Also, the healing time is no easy feat. It can take weeks for the swelling to go down and it can take up to a year for your nose to fully settle. That is a long time to wait! Of course, for some individuals, with major shape or size issues, a surgical nose job may be their best bet. But for those individuals who need more minor or subtle changes like grooves, indentations, lumps or bumps, there is a new non-surgical nose job procedure that can easily correct these imperfections with no downtime whatsoever.

The non-surgical nose job is not magic, though it is revolutionary. The procedure uses hyaluronic acid dermal fillers to add volume and augment the nose with the least amount of impact. A good injector can quickly and easily correct imperfections by manipulating the shape in very subtle ways. Though the procedure can’t take away excess height or excess bulk, it can add an illusion of a more refined nose. By working on the shape and symmetry of the nose, the non-surgical nose job will cheat the eye, making it appear smaller, thinner, or more defined. Juvederm Voluma is the best hyaluronic dermal filler for the non-surgical nose job because it has been modified to last 9-12 months in the nose. The injection has a numbing solution, so not only is the procedure quick, but you can’t feel a thing! Another major plus to the procedure, is that if you don’t like the results, the product can be dissolved and you can have your old nose back.

The procedure can address so many of the issues that people have with their noses and it can be done in as little as 30 minutes. Depending on the issue at hand, there are several techniques that a good injector will use to create the desired effect. The types of issues that the non-surgical nose jobs are really great at correcting are:

A dorsal bump that gives a hook effect. The injector can straighten the hump with filler on either side of the hump and lift the tip so that it appears to point more upward.

A saddle nose that creates a dip or flattened bridge effect above the tip. The injector will use filler to add volume to the dip and make the nose appear lifted and much straighter.

A thin nose with a bulbous tip can be undesirable. The injector will correct this by putting filler into the bridge to make it more even. The overall look will be thinner.

Misshapen nostrils can also be remedied. The injector can use filler to make them appear smaller, change their angle, close some of the width and make them less flared and more narrow.

Botched rhinoplasty can be revised. When people have had a rhinoplasty and are unhappy with the results, fillers can be used to make the necessary revisions – a much less dramatic way to resolve these issues.

If you have ever had any reservations about the appearance of your nose, and have even considered surgery, I highly recommend having a consultation for a non-surgical nose job first. You may be surprised at how happy you will be with the results.


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