Nose holds a central position on your face. The size and shape of your nose make a huge difference in overall facial appearance. It determines the final look of your face. If you feel unhappy or dissatisfied with the shape or size of your nose, it could seriously damage your self-confidence. Fortunately, there are nose reshaping treatments available which can help in improving the shape as well as the size of your nose in harmony with your facial features.
Nose reshaping or rhinoplasty often referred to as ‘nose job’ can be a surgical or non-surgical procedure which can alter the shape and size of your nose. This can be done if you are unhappy with how your nose looks or you wish to restore the shape of your nose following an injury or trauma.
The size and shape of the nose are inherited from the ancestors. By the age of 16, it stops growing or has fully developed. So after 16 years of age, you can choose to go for nose job procedure for aesthetic improvements.
Surgical rhinoplasty or nose job is one of the most demanded and popular cosmetic procedures which offer safe and effective permanent aesthetic solution for improving the nose shape. The surgical nose job procedures involve sculpting the cartilage as well as nose bone to achieve the desired shape and size in harmony with the facial features. It can also be conducted to correct the structural deformities including those that cause breathing problems.
A surgical nose job is generally performed under general anaesthesia as it involves cutting and reshaping the nasal structures to achieve the desired nose structure. It requires longer recovery period and involves the risks and complications associated with surgical procedures. However, the results of the surgical rhinoplasty are permanent.
Non-surgical nose job procedure is a quick, effective and performed under local anaesthetic which is considered an alternative to surgical rhinoplasty. It is also known as ’15 minutes nose job’ because it involves injecting dermal fillers to reshape and resize the nose. It is an excellent and affordable choice for the people who wish to reshape their nose but do not want to undergo surgery. The treatment gives instant results with no downtime and quick recovery.
Candidates for non-surgical rhinoplasty
The ideal candidates for the non-surgical nose job procedure can be anyone who has;
- Crooked nose
- Hump or bump on the nose
- Small nose in proportion to other facial features
- Hooked shape nose that requires straightening
- Mild to moderate nasal tip drooping
- Nose shape refinement following surgical rhinoplasty
- Flat nasal bridge
Generally, hyaluronic acid based fillers are used for the procedure that is injected at pre-marked locations on the nose. It enables the practitioner to exercise complete control over the procedure. The patient usually remains awake during the procedure and can view the progress in the mirror. The treatment can be undertaken during the lunchtime as it only takes 15-20 minutes to perform. Note that the treatment is only effective for minor improvements in the nose or for nose enhancement. For patients who wish to reduce the size of their nose, surgery is the only solution. The patient can immediately return to routine activities following the non-surgical rhinoplasty procedure as there is only mild swelling, bruising or discomfort. The results last for about 6-12 months depending on the type of filler used for the treatment.