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Procedure

Non-surgical rhinoplasty is used to alter and shape a person's nose without invasive surgery.

The procedure fills in depressed areas on the nose, lifting the angle of the tip or smoothing the appearance of bumps on the bridge.

Non surgical rhinoplasty is an augmentation procedure, so it cannot reduce the size of someone's nose. It is a cosmetic procedure.

Non-surgical correction is considered for patients with a treatment-suitable aesthetic defect, or a defect resulting from a surgical rhinoplasty (either primary or secondary). Although the procedure is usually performed for aesthetic purposes, it can also be used to correct some birth defects. 

The procedure is not invasive, bruising and swelling occur but are often minimal. The procedure is not meant to decrease nose size, although it can make the nose appear smaller by making it look straighter. It is frequently used to increase the height and definition of the nasal bridge, as well as augmenting other precisely defined areas of the nose. The procedure is not used to correct functional defects. Non-surgical rhinoplasty is used by patients of all ethnicities. 

The filler-injection technique allows for:

  • Augmentation of a flat nasal bridge (depressed dorsum)

  • Added projection of the nasal tip

  • Correction of retracted columella

  • Small reduction of nostril size

  • The perceptual diminution of a nasal hump

  • Filling a nasal sidewall depression

  • Enhancing a retracted anterior nasal spine

  • The enhancement of a retracted maxilla lateral to the pyriform (pear-shaped) aperture to displace the anterior plane

  • The elevation of a saddle nose deformity caused by a failed primary rhinoplasty

  • Traumatic injury

The practitioner will carry out a free consultation and discuss the options with you. 

As with other aesthetic procedures, possible complications of the procedure can include infection, hematoma, discomfort, anatomic asymmetry, or foreign body reaction (called granulomas). Be aware that filler can damage the skin and cause skin damage, filling the nose with filler can lead to necrosis.

PRE-TREATMENT

You may need to discontinue blood-thinning medication for 7 days prior to treatment as they may increase your risk of bruising. This includes; aspirin and ibuprofen (if any medication has been prescribed, Always seek medical advice from your doctor before doing this). Also avoid herbal supplements such as garlic, vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort and omega-3 capsules.​

Avoid

  • Avoid using topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid etc. for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid facial laser and Derma Pen treatments for 2 weeks before and after treatment.

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before (and after) the procedure.

  • Please attend your appointment without makeup on the area to be treated

  • Arnica tablets can be taken to reduce the risk of bruising (start taking 2-3 days before the appointment).

  • Eating pineapple for a few days before treatment may potentially reduce your risk of bruising as it contains an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain

  • Ensure you have had something substantial to eat before your appointment to decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.

THOSE WHO CANNOT HAVE DERMAL FILLER TREATMENTS INCLUDE

  • Those under the age of 18

  • Active infection near the site of injection (i.e. cold sores)

  • Known allergy/hypersensitivity to dermal filler or to lidocaine

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Those with abnormal bleeding (e.g. haemophilia, thrombocytopenia)