For patients looking for a rhinoplasty (nose job) but who don’t want to go under the knife, a new non-surgical nose-job may be the answer.
An anaesthetic cream is used on the nose. Injections of cosmetic filler are then injected around the nose to change it’s shape. The whole process takes around 10 minutes and can therefore be carried out during a lunch hour.
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Whether you believe it or not, surgeons have tried using dermal fillers for over one-hundred years now. The first surgeons attempted injecting liquid parafin (yes, really) into the noses of men with syphilis to fill out the classical pug nose deformity. Their efforts were met with devastating consequences some months later however when the parafin moved and caused necrosis of the skin of the nose. Fortunately however the last 100 years has brought with it some technical advances bringing us the modern options we have today.
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Over the past ten years we have seen the introduction of many new and exciting ways of improving looks without having to subject ourselves to the surgeon’s scalpel. Clinics have popped up offering to fill wrinkles with new injections, smooth frown lines with muscle relaxing toxins, enhance lips with just a few shots of Restylane and, more recently, perform the feat of the so-called ‘non-surgical nose job’.
So what exactly is the non-surgical nose job?
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Rhinoplasty – otherwise known as a ‘nose job’ is one of the most common cosmetic surgery procedures. People undergo nose surgery for a number of reasons, the most common being:
- To reduce or increase the size of the nose itself
- To change the shape of the tip of the nose
- Narrowing the opening of the nostrils
- To change the angle between the hose and the upper lip
- To help relive some breathing problems
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Procedure: The shape of the nose is changed by reducing or increasing size, removing hump, changing shape of tip or bridge, narrowing span of nostrils, or changing the angle between nose and upper lip. Occasionally performed to improve breathing problems.
Length: 1 to 2 hours or more.
Anesthesia: Local (with sedation) or general.
In/Outpatient: Usually outpatient.
Side Effects: Temporary swelling, bruising around eyes, nose and headaches, some bleeding and stiffness.
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