Nose surgery are by and far the most popular cosmetic procedure. Patients get nose jobs for a variety of reasons including to repair their nose after an injury, to correct breathing problems or a birth defect, or because they are simply unhappy with the way their nose looks. And while it may be worthwhile to get a surgical nose job for medical reasons, for those who simply wish to alter the appearance of their nose, surgery may seem a bit excessive. However, there’s now a non-surgical, non-invasive alternative to traditional surgery: liquid rhinoplasty.
Liquid rhinoplasty can dramatically improve your self-confidence by bringing your facial features into balance, creating a more symmetrical appearance which results in a more beautiful face. Using many of the known and trusted dermal fillers such as Restylane and Juvéderm, a liquid nose job can create smooth and desirable contour in the nose without ever having to commit to surgery.
How does liquid rhinoplasty differ from a traditional nose job?
Liquid rhinoplasty doesn’t reduce the size or prominence of your nose by incision. Instead, it uses dermal fillers like Juvéderm Voluma XC to artfully contour your nose to the desired shape. By adding subtle volume to the bridge or nasal tip, liquid rhinoplasty can create the appearance of a perfectly straight and slimmer nose. Although many can be considered candidates for a liquid nose job, the best candidates are those with minor dorsal humps (the bump on the bridge of your nose) and other asymmetries around the nasal tip. Liquid rhinoplasty can also help to correct nasal fracture deformities due to injury to the nose. It addresses:
Get a non-surgical nose job with liquid rhinoplasty
The entire injection process is quite straightforward and fast. Before your injections, Dr. Lacombe or one of our other trained clinicians will provide local anesthesia to ease discomfort. It will take some time for the anesthetic to kick in, but afterwards you should feel minimal to no pain. Your provider will then ease the dermal filler under your skin to disguise any bumps or irregularities until the desired look is achieved. Following your injection, Your provider may massage the treated areas to evenly distribute the dermal filler and minimize any bruising or swelling. The whole procedure should take no more than 15-30 minutes depending on the size and scope of the areas to be treated.
If you do feel any discomfort or anxiety before or during your treatment, you can always ask your provider about PRO-NOX.
Recovery after your injection treatment
After your treatment ends, you can return to your daily routine with minimal recovery and very little downtime. Some patients experience swelling, bruising and redness at the injection site(s), but this should dissipate within a few days. If you experience any discomfort, apply an ice pack to the treated areas.
Because liquid rhinoplasty uses injectable fillers, results are immediate and long-lasting. Typically, results last up to 12 months with optimal treatment, although results vary from patient to patient. Liquid rhinoplasty is therefore also a great way to test the waters if you are considering a surgical procedure down the road.
Liquid Rhinoplasty Consultations at Artemedica in Santa Rosa
Dr. Lacombe has devoted his 28 year career to helping Santa Rosa residents reach their facial plastic surgery goals. In fact, he co-authored Lasers in Aesthetic Surgery which is considered a standard must-read textbook for aspiring plastic surgeons. Dr. Lacombe is certified by both the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery). Many men and women in Santa Rosa and throughout Sonoma County choose Dr. Lacombe as their plastic surgeon of choice because of his experience, his skill, and his passion for helping his patients.
If you are interested in a liquid nose job or other cosmetic injections, please fill out the form below or contact our Santa Rosa (707) 577-8292 surgical office for your free consultation.