The results of a non-surgical rhinoplasty may last up to two years. To understand why this is the case, let's answer some of the key questions surrounding non-surgical nose jobs.
What Is a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
Traditional and non-surgical rhinoplasty procedures differ from one another. Both types of rhinoplasty procedures are designed to help a patient bolster his or her facial appearance, but each option involves a unique treatment approach.
A traditional rhinoplasty surgery involves reshaping or resizing a patient's nasal proportions to improve his or her facial appearance. It helps a patient achieve a balanced, natural-looking facial appearance in which the nose complements the cheeks, eyes and other facial features.
Like a traditional rhinoplasty surgery, a non-surgical rhinoplasty helps a patient enhance his or her facial appearance. The difference between the two types of nose jobs, however, is that a non-surgical rhinoplasty does not require incisions or sutures.
A non-surgical rhinoplasty surgery involves micro-injections of a hyaluronic acid-based filler. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the skin, and it helps the skin retain moisture. Research indicates that hyaluronic acid helps the body retain moisture to reduce skin aging. Hyaluronic acid has also been shown to help treat facial wrinkles, redness and skin problems.
Dr. Jonathan Cabin of the SkinDC is a surgical and non-surgical rhinoplasty expert, and he recognizes that there is no shortage of hyaluronic acid-based fillers available for non-surgical nose jobs. Before Dr. Cabin performs a non-surgical nose job, he consults with a patient to determine which hyaluronic acid-based filler can deliver the desired results.
Are Non-Surgical Nose Jobs Permanent?
Whereas a traditional rhinoplasty delivers long-term results, the results of a non-surgical nose job are not permanent. The results of a non-surgical nose job depend on the hyaluronic acid-based filler used during treatment.
Dr. Cabin helps a non-surgical nose job patient establish realistic expectations for treatment, and he offers insights into both surgical and non-surgical nose jobs. This enables a patient to review all available nose job treatment options and select one that aligns with his or her facial rejuvenation treatment goals.
How Long Does a Non-Surgical Nose Job Last?
Each patient's nose is unique, and each non-surgical rhinoplasty treatment is tailored to a patient's nasal anatomy. Thus, non-surgical nose job results vary based on the patient.
Non-surgical nose job results generally last between nine months and two years, depending on the hyaluronic acid-based filler used during treatment. Dr. Cabin determines the optimal amount of hyaluronic acid-based fillers to use during a non-surgical rhinoplasty to help his or her patient maximize treatment results.
Which Hyaluronic Acid-Based Filler Delivers the Best Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Results?
Radiesse and Voluma are two of the most-popular hyaluronic acid-based fillers used for non-surgical rhinoplasties. Each filler has its pros and cons, and it is important for a patient to understand how both fillers work before undergoing a non-surgical nose job.
Radiesse helps correct nasolabial folds, i.e. creases that extend from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth. It typically delivers results that last six to 12 months. If a patient likes the results of a Radiesse procedure, he or she can return for maintenance injections to keep the results of a non-surgical nose job intact.
Voluma is commonly used to add volume to the cheeks. For non-surgical rhinoplasty, a Voluma treatment usually delivers results that last up to two years. Like Radiesse, if a non-surgical nose job patient enjoys the initial results of Voluma, he or she can receive maintenance injections.
The goal of non-surgical rhinoplasty is to help a patient revitalize the facial appearance without putting his or her safety at risk. Therefore, Dr. Cabin thoroughly evaluates a patient before a non-surgical nose job is performed. If Dr. Cabin determines a patient is a good candidate for a non-surgical nose job, only then will he or she recommend hyaluronic acid-based fillers for treatment.
How Do I Qualify for a Non-Surgical Nose Job?
A patient is required to meet with Dr. Cabin before he or she can undergo a non-surgical nose job. This meeting allows Dr. Cabin to analyze a patient and find out why he or she is considering a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Plus, the meeting enables Dr. Cabin to rule out any risks that may otherwise disqualify a patient for a non-surgical nose job.
With a patient consultation, Dr. Cabin examines a patient's nasal profile and the frontal appearance of his or her nose, and he evaluates how the nose affects the appearance of surrounding facial features. Dr. Cabin also uses the Vectra 3D imaging system to capture photos of a patient's face from different angles; he then uses the system to modify a patient's image on screen and show a patient how a non-surgical rhinoplasty can improve his or her facial appearance.
Dr. Cabin will recommend a non-surgical rhinoplasty if he believes the treatment can help a patient enhance his or her facial appearance. If Dr. Cabin believes a patient can benefit from a non-surgical rhinoplasty, he then crafts a custom treatment plan for him or her. Or, if Dr. Cabin believes a patient may benefit from other facial rejuvenation treatments, he will offer insights into these treatments.
How Long Does It Take to Perform a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty?
A traditional rhinoplasty often takes up to three hours to complete. Comparatively, a non-surgical nose job can usually be completed in minutes.
Dr. Cabin carefully plans for a rhinoplasty, regardless of whether he performs a non-surgical or surgical version of the procedure. He learns about his patient and understands what needs to be done to help a patient achieve a harmonious facial appearance. Next, Dr. Cabin executes his treatment plan and monitors his patient's progress to ensure that he or she enjoys the full benefits of treatment.
Is a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Painful?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty patients often experience minimal pain during treatment. Some non-surgical nose job patients report minor discomfort shortly after treatment. Patients may also experience bruising and swelling following a non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Additionally, there is usually no downtime associated with a non-surgical rhinoplasty. Most patients can return to work, school or other everyday activities immediately following a non-surgical nose job.
What Does Non-Surgical Nose Job Aftercare Involve?
Monitoring the results of a non-surgical nose job is key. Patients may experience swelling and bruising that disappears within a few days of a non-surgical rhinoplasty. But if swelling and bruising persist for an extended period of time after treatment, a patient should seek assistance from Dr. Cabin.
Dr. Cabin dedicates time and resources to help his non-surgical rhinoplasty patients in any way possible. If patients have concerns or questions after a non-surgical nose job, Dr. Cabin is happy to respond. Dr. Cabin also offers tips and recommendations to help his patients maintain non-surgical rhinoplasty results for as long as possible.
How Long Will It Take Before the Results of a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Become Visible?
Non-surgical rhinoplasty results are instantaneous. Patients commonly report that their nose appears straighter shortly after a non-surgical nose job. Some patients have indicated that a non-surgical rhinoplasty has helped them immediately lift a drooping nasal tip and improve facial symmetry.
Which Is Better: A Non-Surgical or Traditional Rhinoplasty?
Deciding between a non-surgical and traditional nose job can be difficult. To make the best-possible decision, it is essential for a patient to consider a variety of factors, including:
• Cost: The cost of a non-surgical rhinoplasty is often significantly less than the cost of a traditional nose job.
• Treatment Time: A non-surgical rhinoplasty involves a shorter treatment and has a faster recovery time relative to a surgical nose job.
• Long-Term Results: A surgical rhinoplasty delivers results that last many years, while a non-surgical rhinoplasty provides results that usually last up to two years.
When it comes to choosing between a non-surgical and traditional nose job, Dr. Cabin can help. Dr. Cabin's approach to rhinoplasty is simple: to provide non-surgical and traditional nose job patients with the safest, most effective treatments. As a leading Arlington, VA facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Dr. Cabin is committed to providing rhinoplasty patients with exceptional non-surgical and surgical treatments. Dr. Cabin works with each of his patients and helps them decide between non-surgical and surgical rhinoplasty. If a patient chooses non-surgical or surgical rhinoplasty, Dr. Cabin then works with this individual to provide a treatment that delivers flawless cosmetic results.
Schedule a Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty Treatment Consultation with Dr. Cabin Today
For people who are considering a non-surgical or surgical rhinoplasty or other facial plastic and reconstructive procedures, Dr. Cabin is available. Dr. Cabin possesses many years of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and head and neck surgery experience, and he can provide extensive insights into all aspects of non-surgical and surgical nose jobs and other facial rejuvenation treatments. To schedule a treatment consultation with Dr. Cabin, please contact us online or call us today at 703-259-8094.